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Author Kelly, Anthony.

Title School choice and student well-being [electronic resource] ; Opportunity and capability in education / Anthony Kelly.

Published Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.


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Physical description 264 p.
Notes Ebook.
Originally published in: 2007.
Contents List of Tables and Figures Preface: 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 and Further Reading Index.
File type Document
Summary This review of research in school choice adapts Sen's theory of Capability developing a more complex theoretical framework for understanding education markets. This gives those most affected by the perceived failure of public education a better explication of the tension between the rhetoric of public good and the reality of everyday disadvantage. Our understanding of school choice and its impact on student well-being is under-theorised, and research is inconclusive in respect of the theoretical complexities involved in the way choice is offered, understood and actualised within families. Having a choice between a poor school and a good school, whereas previously there was only a good school, does not increase well-being. And what use is the freedom to attend any school for those without the wherewithal to organise family life around travel? School Choice and Student Well-Being attempts to construct a better understanding of these issues and their relationship to choice and well-being. Part 1 is an up to date and very comprehensive review of research on choice, globalization and the commodification of education, . Part 2 describes and adapts Sen's theory of capability to choice in schooling. The book comes at an important juncture in the provision of public education in developed countries, as schools struggle to provide the range and quality of education demanded by parents and needed by students, and governments, facing the prospect of societal and economic decline as a result of inadequate public schooling, rush to action.
System notes Adobe Ebook Reader.
History notes ANTHONY KELLY is Professor in the School of Education, University of Southampton, UK, and is editor of Education, Knowledge and Economy. He specialises in developing theory in the areas of school improvement, effectiveness, leadership and policy analysis. His most recent books are Benchmarking for School Improvement, Decision Making Using Game Theory and The Intellectual Capital of Schools.
Subject Schools.
Economic theory & philosophy.
Social issues & processes.
Organization & management of education.
ISBN 9780230590281 : 氮95
0230590284 : 氮95