higher education

Lifting the cloak of conceptual confusion: exploring the meaning of the human right to higher education

The right to education, and specifically higher education, is clearly set out in international law. Higher education is, however, in a state of change as a result of pressures from the increased demand for higher education, globalisation and the impact of new technology (Barber et al 2013, 1-2). This article asserts that before significant changes to higher education are made, we should reflect on the content of the human rights obligations contained in the international documentation.

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