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Using an Education Rights Circle Diagram you can use the 4 As to analyse local education provision and work with the local group to identify specific criteria by which education could be evaluated. The four circles show different aspects of the right to education. The inner circle shows issues that will make education acceptable to the individual or group. The second circle identifies the ingredients’ which would make education available. The third circle shows ingredients that would make education accessible, and this is framed within the context of the wider environment of how adaptable education is the outer circle. Through asking the question What would make education available to us? (substituting the different A’ word each time the question was asked) one may develop the ingredients and conditions for the right to education.

For the outer circle the group should consider issues in relation to their current reality which impact on education (these may have a negative impact on education and the challenge will be to think through what needs to be put in place to facilitate education rights). Once the diagram is generated the group could compare their lived reality to this ideal context. This involves looking at where the differences and similarities are, analysing why these differences occur, and developing strategies for action.

Education Rights Circle Diagram:

 

4 As diagram © Action Aid
4 As diagram © Action Aid