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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Primary Education

Pablo Meix Cereceda

Subject(s):
Primary education — Group rights

Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1. ‘Primary education’ is one of the expressions most frequently used by constitutions around the world when they refer to school education of children (‘institutional’ education, Richter 33), but it is certainly not the only one. It seems therefore necessary to elaborate on the commonality and differences with other terms that are often used in constitutional law. 2. Although ‘education’ is likely the most widespread term used in English when referring to the instilment of values and knowledge that adults and society devote to achieve in young people, not all...
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