School choice and student well-being: opportunity and capability in education

Kelly, Anthony (2007) School choice and student well-being: opportunity and capability in education, London, UK, Palgrave Macmillan, 272pp.


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PART I: School choice, globalisation and the commodification of education: choosers and losers

Chapter 1: School choice: an overview
Neo-liberalism and the political debate
Advantages and disadvantages to school choice
Private and faith schooling
Choice, effectiveness and motivation
Social class and risk
Choice and geographical location
Choice and segregation

Chapter 2: School choice and transition
School admissions policies
Factors which influence individual and group parental choice
Choice and the psychodynamic of moving from primary to secondary school
Gender and the transition to secondary school

Chapter 3: School choice and globalisation
Global trade agreements and their effect on education
The changing agency of the state in education
The rise of ‘performativity’ in the United Kingdom
Between regulation and the free market: demarchical control
Between regulation and the free market: mobility and the leisure curriculum
Globalisation and school improvement
Globalisation, managing change and teacher professionalism

Chapter 4: School choice and marketisation
The General Agreement on Trade in Services
The emergence of state-market partnerships
The calculus of choice and risk
Hierarchies and local markets in schooling
Voter support for marketisation and competition in education

Chapter 5: School choice, competition and performance
Quasi-markets in education: competition and cooperation
The impact of marketisation on student attainment
The dynamics of local competition.
Headteachers’ perceptions of competition and student attainment
Competition and curriculum diversity

Chapter 6: Actualising choice in schools and communities
Assumptions about choice and school organisations
Education triage and school markets
School choice and school closure
The practice of school headship in the education marketplace
School choice and the role of headteachers
Local education authorities and regulation of the market
The self-selection of pupils between schools
Schools and employers under marketisation

PART II: Adapting Sen’s theory of capability to education

Chapter 7: Well-being and capability
Social choice
The meaning of utility
Well-being and advantage
Commodity and capability

Chapter 8: Utility and functionings
Approaches to utility
The measurement of well-being

Chapter 9: Aggregation and evaluation
The aggregation of well-being
The Impossibility Problem
The problem of using the same valuation function
The evaluation of advantage

Chapter 10: Asset-mapping
Freedom and agency in school communities
Deficiency and empowering assessments

Bibliography and Further Reading

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 0230549268 (hardback)
9780230549265 (hardback)
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Keywords: school choice, capability, sen
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Leadership, School Improvement and Effectiveness
ePrint ID: 48676
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
September 2007Published
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:25

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