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      Prisoners' right to education: A philosophical survey

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      London Review of Education
      IOE Press
      PRISON EDUCATION, RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMAN DIGNITY, RESPECT FOR PERSONS
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            Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares: 'Everyone has the right to education.' This implies that the right to education and training applies to all persons, including all persons in prison. This position is considered here from a philosophical point of view and it will receive some support. Yet it is not obvious that the position is correct, nor, if it is, how it is best explained. I will examine the basis for asserting a right to education on behalf of all prisoners, and consider what is required by way of its defence in the face of common objections. I illustrate how international conventions and principles express prisoners' right to education, and I look at how this right is defended by appeal to education as a means to an end and as a human right – required by respect for persons and their human dignity.

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            10430
            London Review of Education
            IOE Press
            1474-8460
            31 July 2014
            : 12
            : 2
            : 162-174
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            1474-8460(20140731)12:2L.162;1- s2.phd /ioep/clre/2014/00000012/00000002/art00002
            10.18546/LRE.12.2.02
            222a0592-46cb-4196-b0d3-20236985a3ec
            Copyright @ 2014
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            Education,Assessment, Evaluation & Research methods,Educational research & Statistics,General education
            RESPECT FOR PERSONS,RIGHTS,PRISON EDUCATION,HUMAN DIGNITY,HUMAN RIGHTS

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