School Choice And Student Well-being: Opportunity and Capability in Education

Hardcover | September 15, 2007

byAnthony Kelly

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School Choice and Student Well-Being is a review of research in the area of school choice and adapts Sen's theory of Capability to develop a more complex theoretical framework for understanding education markets. It is a timely contestation. Those for whom public education is a necessity are also those most adversely affected by its perceived failure, a for them, the tension between the rhetoric of the public good and the actualité of everyday disadvantage, between doctrine and reality, deserves better explication.

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School Choice and Student Well-Being is a review of research in the area of school choice and adapts Sen's theory of Capability to develop a more complex theoretical framework for understanding education markets. It is a timely contestation. Those for whom public education is a necessity are also those most adversely affected by its pe...

ANTHONY KELLY is Professor of Education at the University of Southampton.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.73 × 5.74 × 0.78 inPublished:September 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230549268

ISBN - 13:9780230549265

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Preface: Amartya Sen * PART 1: SCHOOL CHOICE, GLOBALIZATION AND THE COMMODIFICATION OF EDUCATION: CHOOSERS AND LOSERS * School Choice: An Overview * School Choice and Transition * School Choice and Globalization * School Choice and Marketisation * School Choice, Competition and Performance * Actualising Choice in Schools and Communities * PART 2: ADAPTING SEN'S THEORY OF CAPABILITY TO EDUCATION * Well-Being and Capability * Utility and Functionings * Aggregation and Evaluation * Asset-Mapping * Bibliography * Further Reading * Index