From analysis to Action
In addition to developing your own understanding of the current constitutional and legal provisions on the right to education, it is also important to raise awareness among others. You should think through with whom you could usefully share this information, and how you can best share it. The material is likely to be useful for work at the local level, raising awareness of the right to education, and also for national level mobilisation (which will include linking to education coalitions and other civil society movements, as well as the media). Depending on your target audience and context you might produce posters explaining the relevant legislation, or produce audio versions, or translate the key points into local languages, etc.
You may also want to communicate any steps the government is currently taking to deliver the right to education. For example, do they seem to be taking this legislation seriously? This might be shown by looking at whether they are monitoring and reporting on its implementation. It could also be done through looking at budget allocation. This is important as understanding your government’s level of commitment to the right to education is necessary as guidance as to where you should target your efforts.
The following questions will help in making these decisions:
Which piece of legislation makes the most powerful case for the right to education?
How can we communicate this information most effectively to our audience?
Are there specific pieces or segments of the legislation that we want people to know about, and what do we expect them to do with it? How much detail do they need to know?
Are there any conditions which impact on how this legislation is used or implemented?
Is there any other contextual information which we need to communicate which will help people understand or interpret this information?
How does the legislation relate to the 4As – which aspects are covered sufficiently, and what would we like to change?
Is there specific legislation that we should be identifying and repackaging given what is emerging from the local context?