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      Prisoners' right to education: A philosophical survey

      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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          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
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