School choice policy in England: a new adaptation of Sen’s early work on capability

Kelly, Anthony (2010) School choice policy in England: a new adaptation of Sen’s early work on capability. Journal of School Choice, 4, (3), 317-335. (doi:10.1080/15582159.2010.504113).


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Since articles on school choice naturally tend to concentrate on outcomes from various ‘initiatives’, they tend to offer little by way of theoretical advance in the manner in which choice policy is understood, or in the way school choice is actualized within families and how students are thought to benefit from it. Against a political backdrop in England of growing consensus for what is coming to be known as ‘the Swedish model’, this article integrates Sen’s early work on capability into policy discussions on school choice, suggesting that revisiting the field from such an approach may offer a better framework for understanding the relationship between school choice and student well-being.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1558-2167 (electronic)
1558-2159 (print)
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Keywords: School choice uk, Sen, capability
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Leadership, School Improvement and Effectiveness
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Southampton Education School > Leadership, School Improvement & Effectiveness
ePrint ID: 152167
Date Deposited: 14 May 2010 14:09
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2014 02:21

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