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Durham University

School of Education

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Publication details for Dr Andrew Davis

A.J. Davis (2001). Do Children Have Privacy Rights in the Classroom? Studies in Philosophy and Education 20(3): 245-254.

Author(s) from Durham


Argues that, while students should have the right to privacy in the classroom, there are instances when that right must be waived. Contends, however, that learners cannot acquire a proper understanding of factual material, or the justification for believing it, without being granted a degree of privacy during the learning process. (Contains 10 references.) (NB)