Children's Right to Education and Social Background Inequalities in Central America

Miriam Lorente Rodríguez


In this paper, we embrace an understanding of Central American childhood and their right to education from the Human Rights and Capabilities approaches of Sen and Nussbaum and, as such, we start from the premise that children and adolescents are subjects of rights, childhood is a stage with its own identity-key in the development of people-, and education is a fundamental human right with this in mind we go into the establishment and study of several educational scenes in Central American countries and the impact of social background inequalities in the configuration of school careers. All this, in order to show a concrete panorama of the Central American region on its way to the real and effective implementation of the right to education from infancy.


Childhood; Right to Education; Capabilities; Social Background Inequalities; Central America



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