Education: Human Right or tradable commodity?

Friday 1st June 2012 (12:00-13:30)
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Professor John Morgan, Chairman of the United Kingdom National Commission for UNESCO, argues that the principal mechanism for developing human knowledge and skills is the formal educational system, and that this enables individuals to function as economic agents.  

Formal education, he adds, also imparts values, ideas, attitudes and aspirations. Morgan invites attendees to consider not only the economic basis of educational provision, but also its social and institutional ramifications. He posits the question of whether Education is a human right or a tradable commodity, and examines whether the answer has implications for the internationalisation of Higher Education. 

Students Eleanor Brown and Simone Temporin to present counter arguments.

The lecture is free but registration is necessary.