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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Contents List of Tables and Figures Preface
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 Functionings Valuation 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 Notes

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 0230549268 (print)
9780230549265 (print)
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Keywords: school choice, capability, sen
ePrint ID: 48676
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September 2007Published
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 18:22
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