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On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1998, students in more than 400 schools of journalism around the world were invited to write articles or take photographs that illustrate the right to education. This magazine features the 18 winning articles and photographs that provide a vivid picture of the wide gap between the right to education and the reality. The articles report on the educational needs and aspirations of slum dwellers in Uganda, on the deplorable conditions of state schools in the post-perestroika Russian Federation, on the battle against illiteracy in India, on the consequences of cost-sharing policies in Kenya, and on the harsh realities of street children in Mexico. Each article contains a table of information about the individual country, including geographical placement, population, life expectancy, population growth rate, Gross National Product (GNP) per capita, illiteracy rate, public expenditure on education, and the amount of geographical area in kilometers. (LB/Author)

Descriptors: Access to Education, Developing Nations, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Literacy

EFA Forum Secretariat, United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP, France; Web site:

Autor: Muller, Anne, Ed.


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