policy assignment.docx - Education is noticed worldwide as an aim of but also as a solution to national development and also the development of an

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Education is noticed worldwide as an aim of, but also as a solution to national development and also the development of an individual’s way of life. Investment in education fosters economic growth, enhance productivity, contribute to national and social development, and reduce social inequality (World Bank, 1998). This is seen in the way educated and none educated contribute to the society and the nation either economic, cultural, and socially. Hence, education systems needs to be constantly developed and expanded so that it offer national development that the country desires, and further, design educational policies in conjunction with other globally agreed upon international legal instrument development policies which address the needs that the country desires to attain. For example, children’s rights to education which is accessible, equitable, quality and conducive environment to the learners and education participates which has lagged behind in many countries and Zambia alike. As a consequence, this academic essay desires to discuss and provide examples of education policies that have been shaped by the international legal instruments like the United Nations conventions on the rights of child (UNCRC). Key terms will be defined and the essay will go further to discuss implication of international legal instrument on education policies and thereafter a conclusion will be drawn Kogan (1975:55) defines policy as the “operational statements of values and authoritative allocation of values”. therefore, policy can be understood as a broad statement that sets out the government’s main goals and priorities which are in line with the country’s constitution and can be sector-wide (education sector policy) or specific to a subsector (primary education) or to a certain issue (low enrolment rates). Subsequently, policy defines a particular stance, aiming to explore solutions to an issue. Thus, educational policy is “a specification of principles and actions, related to educational issues, which are followed or which should be followed and designed to bring about desired goals” (Trowler, 2003, p.95). Legal instruments on the other hand, is a legal term of art that is used for any formerly executed written document that can be formally expresses a legally enforceable act, process, or contractual duty, obligation, or right, and therefore evidences that act, process, or agreements.
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. All children in Zambia and the global at large have rights which in turn shape their future, the future of their country, and the global future. Yet in poor countries, children face significant hurdles in securing basic standards of survival and development comprised of poverty and ill-healthy children suffer successive blows of malnutrition, inadequate schooling and the like. Yet, Vulliamy (1990) posits that the literature of education in developing countries in 21 st century has been concerned with policies and system wide features of educational policies and innovation turned to everyday realities
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