There is a saying in the 21st century that if you educate a boy, you educate a boy, but if you educate a girl, you educate a village. From religious backings to socio-economic factors girls around the world are fighting for their rights to an education. They are not only fighting for their right to an education but for their lives, a brighter future. It is surprising that in the 21st century, girls are still fighting for the right to a proper education. While in most parts of the world girls are allowed without issue to study and attend everything from first grade to a higher level of education, the fight for equal education rights for young girls in the Middle East and Asia, due religious and cultural factors rages on. Women’s education allows these women to become less likely to be prone to sexual abuse, and more likely to encourage other girls to obtain an education. These young girls are being shipped off as child brides before they are ever allowed a chance for education. Girls who learn how to read and write often have a higher life expectancy, a higher chance of using birth control and a greater chance of not becoming child brides due to their devotion to their studies. It is important to educate girls to continue a cycle of female empowerment because without which, many of these girls are prone to abuse, both physical and sexual and need education to rise above it. Sadly, value on girls in some third world countries is significantly less than other places in the world. In third world countries, especially those dominated by a religious backing, such as the Iraq and Afghanistan, women enjoy even less freedom than they do in the United States. Lack of proper care for girls who have reached the age of 12 and over is a huge factor as to absences in schools, and often a girl falls too far behind due to this, and drops out as a result. These issues are more prevalent now to girls in third world countries than anywhere else in the world, where famine, government upheaval, and war and poverty are all issues at the front of people’s minds there. It is in these where rape is still considered a disgrace on girls rather than being the victims and where girls suffer at the hands of their fathers, husbands and brothers and must submit completely to these male figures in their lives. Meanwhile, girls in first world or more developed countries enjoy more freedom towards their education. These girls have more power to influence the other countries or put pressure on said countries to encourage learning for girls. With the government take over in the early 2000s, the Taliban has largely restricted the education of girls in Pakistan and Central Asia. A courageous girl, Malala Yousafzai has stepped up against the fearful reign and spoken out loudly about the importance of girls’ rights and the importance of girls’ rights for the country and the world. Malala refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. Despite an assassination attempt at the raw age of fifteen, Malala has continued her efforts to secure equal rights for women in a country where women are seen as second-rate citizens, and has raised the issue to a global level of concern and awareness. At sixteen, Malala has made a full recovery and has become a global symbol of peaceful protest, as well as being the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize. Honored with many awards, Malala continues to fight for girl’s rights across the world, speaking on the idea that girls have a larger advantage if educated than boys, and will support each other and encourage education in their daughters so that they will as a whole become a greater educated generation. It costs less to send a girl to school than it does to often purchase many things we value. Part of it includes education about sex and education about birth control, which will often save girls...
7 November 2013
A Fight for Rights
Standing up and fighting for rights within the community is worthless if there are not supporters who believe in the fight as well. Within Tommie Shelby’s “Social Identity and Group Solidarity” he discusses how African Americans must come together and stand up against racial and social injustice. Shelby implies that black solidarity needs to be emphasized more towards the community on how we should be treated equally because we are human and should not be judged based off our race and culture. Race should not limit anyone’s role within the community or deprive them from who they are. K. Anthony Appiah’s “Race, Culture, Identity: Misunderstood Connections” is a perfect example as to why race should not define people as a whole. Appiah believes that we should not be catergozired in these racial groups because it takes away from our nation sticking together as a one. Both authors make it clear that race should not deprive anyone of human rights because every human deserves to have equal rights.
Shelby discusses that in order to eliminate the black stereotypical image; African Americans must unite and call upon each other to fight towards racial injustice. Shelby states “Blacks are a people whose members need to work together to bring about their collective self- realization as a people” (585)....
...The Right to Education – A Global Perspective
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
This saying of Nelson Mandela reveals a lot about the importance of education as a mean of achieving the changes we want to see in the world. Realizing the importance of education is highly significant for the nation and the world as a whole; however, giving equaleducation opportunities to people within specific countries and around the world remains a challenge for the global society. In order to overcome, or at least ease, such challenges, the right to education has been a subject of matter of international law, as well as state constitutions. While a great number of countries have been signatories and ratifiers of international conventions that protect the right to education, many countries have failed to provide the essential capacities to assure this right for various reasons. The failure to protect this right, no matter the reasons, has been quite harsh for the most vulnerable groups of different societies; hence, leaving millions of people worldwide without the capacity to contribute to a better world. As such, this paper will firstly focus on the protection of this right by international law, and it will later focus on the protection of...
...A Child’s right to an Education
As a child, you are entitled to the right to finger paint, run around the playground, to eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and the right to an education. You are entitled to the right to be able to flourish socially and academically in a safe environment. You deserve to be given the opportunity to develop an identity, and to think freely for yourself as you grow into an adult. Every child should be given the possibility to get educated, eventually breaking the hazardous cycle of poverty. However, due to violence, discrimination, poverty, culture, militia, and cost, not every child is given this chance. Through organizations like Unicef And HREA, documents and treaties have been created in order to protect the civil rights of these children, and to hopefully provide them with the schooling they are worthy of.
All over the world, children as young as eight years old are denied a childhood and subjected into their countries armed forces. An estimated 200,000 to 300,000 children serve in their countries armed conflict as spies, messengers, lookouts, and some even participate on the front lines or in suicide missions. Not only is this illegal because the child is not of age, but because it is infringing upon the child’s right to attend school. Unfortunately, this is not the only militia interference that occurs. Mostly...
...Education is a right or privilege
in life we need to learn more new things, why? Because it will help us to succeed
What is right to education?
Education is the most important thing in man life, it makes sense, it effect on mind, it change the character. The right to education is an inherent right. Right to education is the right which deals with the right to know and right to change their life and life style. The various types of right to education are primary education, secondary education, vocational education and higher education. Every child has the right to education of primary education. “Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit. …”. Education shall be free for development of human personality. The human rights are developing of understanding, gender quality and make a friendship among all...
...Rights To Education ACT
Right to Education Act
What is the act about? * Every child between the ages of 6 to 14 years has the right to free and compulsory education. This is stated as per the 86th Constitution Amendment Act added Article 21A.
The right to education act seeks to give effect to this amendment * The government schools shall provide freeeducation to all the children and the schools will be managed by school management committees (SMC).
Private schools shall admit at least 25% of the children in their schools without any fee. * The National Commission for Elementary Education shall be constituted tomonitor all aspects of elementary The Right of children to Free and Compulsory Education Act has come into force from today,April 1, 2010.education including quality. |
Any cost that prevents a child from accessing school will be borne by the State which shallhave the responsibility of enrolling the child as well as ensuring attendance and completion of 8 years of schooling. No child shall be denied admission for want of documents; no childshall be turned away if the admission cycle in the school is over and no child shall be askedto take an admission test. Children with disabilities will also be educated in the mainstreamschools. The Prime Minister Shri Manmohan Singh has...
Student number: 20134571
Science 1 in the Early Years
Assessment: Item 1- Views of teaching and promoting science of young learners
The pedagogy of play can be hard to understand and part of the reason for this is it’s so difficult to explain how children learn by play because play isn’t simply; it is complex. Each child begins their early childhood education with a set of skills and prior knowledge that is influenced by their family, culture and past experiences (Fellows &Oakley, 2010). The past knowledge should become the foundation for developing an understanding of scientific concepts (Duschl, Schweingruber & Shouse, 2007). Children are naturally inquisitive, creative and aware of the world around them (Campbell & Jobling, 2012). Play is an important development tool and an effective way to teach children scientific concepts while using their prior knowledge (Preston, Mules, Baker & Frost, 2007). Learning science through play shows children that science is useful and enjoyable and is a significant aspect of the real world (Bulunuz, 2013). This essay will review teaching science through play, theorists who support play and the way in which the Australian curriculum and EYLF support play pedagogy.
Science and Play
Play pedagogy is a context for learning through which children organise and make sense of their social worlds, as they engage actively with people, objects and representations. Research shows...
...Fight for Animal Rights
In the article “Fighting Over Animal Rights,” David Masci from the CQ Researcher, asks the question, “Are animal dissections and vivisection still necessary as teaching tools?” Pat Graham is against dissection and responds to Masci’s question. In his first paragraph he makes his claim by stating, “The burden is on those of us who oppose dissection to illustrate that alternative methods in no way lessen academic standards.” Graham argues that no schools, except medical schools should be allowed to use animals in labs as teaching tools. He tries to explain that using animal labs for dissection studies harms nature and its wildlife populations by throwing its ecosystems out of balance. From my own personal experience with using animals as teaching tools in the classroom significantly improved my learning experience. By doing the dissections I was able to get hands on experience on how to work with tissues and organs and how they physically feel and look. Thus it helped me understand the human body in a much better way than if I would have used a computer program instead. If using animals in dissections wasn’t effective, schools would have stop using them long ago.
Graham believes that models and computer programs would be just as effective as using animals for study; he adds that computer programs and models would also save money by only having to purchase once and reusing them instead of having to keep...
The Fight for Equality and Civil Rights
HIS 204 American History Since 1865
Prof. Steven Brownson
May 4, 2012
The Fight for Equality and Civil Rights
A long journey that has been fraught with unimaginable struggles and tribulations has taken us to a time of history in the making, a time when we as citizens of a great nation, bear witness to the first African-American appointed to the position of President of the United States of America. This has been a journey that has seen intermittent successes and numerous setbacks. The African-Americans persevered over many generations. Let us take a look at the progress they have made over time and how they have worked to end segregation, struggled to overcome discrimination, and fought against isolation. I will be discussing events that in my opinion reflect their fight for equality and civil rights. The time period that I will be covering will be from 1865 when the thirteenth amendment came into fruition continuing through to the present. I will show how these determined people have progressed from being someone’s “property” to holding one of the highest positions attainable in the nation.
African-Americans were sold to white traders for transport across the Atlantic. Once the slaves arrived in America they were auctioned off and sold to the highest bidder, becoming the purchaser’s personal property. Slaves were...