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By Melanie Walker, Elaine Unterhalter

This compelling booklet introduces Nobel laureate Amartya Sen's potential strategy and explores its value for thought, coverage and perform in schooling. The e-book seems to be quite at questions about the schooling of youngsters, gender equality, and better schooling. individuals hail from the united kingdom, united states, Australia, Italy and Mexico.

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At issue is that capabilities are 16 MELANIE WALKER AND ELAINE UNTERHALTER counterfactual and difficult to measure or evaluate. In the matter of learning we may need to evaluate functioning as a proxy for capability (Gaspar and Van Staveren 2003; Robeyns 2005). The point is that in education we probably do have to evaluate functioning, but we need to do this without prescribing to students the choices they make about their own lives, and respecting a plurality of conceptions of the good life within a democratic society.

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