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Compulsory education is
education which children are required by law to receive and
governments to provide.
Homeschooling is typically an alternative to going to
Compulsory education at the
primary level was affirmed as a
human right in the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Many of the world's
countries now have compulsory education through at least the
primary stage, often extending to the
are thought to have had the first compulsory educational system.
All male children were required to attend school until the age
1774 mandatory schooling was introduced in
from which it gradually spread to
other countries in the 19th century. It reached the American
1852 , and quickly spread to other US
Compulsory education has been criticized, most frequently by
economists and libertarians.
These arguments can involve the
view that compulsory education takes up a great deal of an
individual child's time and is imposed on them without their
consent or in regards to their own interests.
Canada, compulsory education is set for ages 6 through 16.
Finland, it starts at the age of 7 (+/- 1 negotiable), and
ends after graduation from
comprehensive school at the age of 16, or at last after ten
school years. In the
United States, compulsory education is set for ages 6
Scotland compulsory education begins between 4 and a half
and 5 and a half; it extends until the age of 16.
List of education articles by country
Raising Of School Leaving Age (in the
John Taylor Gatto
- ^ Mann,
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005.
State Compulsory School Attendance Laws. Information
Please Almanac. URL accessed on July 3, 2005.
Rohit Bhat writes abut the hurdles that India will face
before it can guarantee free education
The Principle and Practice of Compulsion in Education
Age range for compulsory education for UNESCO member states
(UNESCO Institute for Statistics)
A discussion of compulsory education as a human right (Right
to education Project)
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