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Author Hart, Caroline Sarojini, author

Title Aspirations, education, and social justice : applying Sen and Bourdieu / Caroline Sarojini Hart
Published London : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2013


Description 1 online resource
Contents Cover; Halftitle; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Education Policy Issues; Introduction; The role of education; Policy theory; International policy context; The development of higher education in England; 2 Sen's Capability Approach; Introduction; The capability approach; Conclusion; 3 Blending Sen and Bourdieu; Introduction; Bourdieu and the concepts of habitus, capital and field; A synthesis of Sen and Bourdieu's key concepts; Conclusion; 4 Evolving Theory into Method; Introduction
Defining the evaluative spaceApplying the capability approach; 5 The Nature of Aspirations; Introduction; The relationship between aspirations and capabilities; The functioning of aspiring; Study S1 -- Bradford; Study S2 -- Sheffield; Conclusion; 6 The Genesis of Capabilities; Introduction; Linking aspirations and capabilities; Changing aspirations and adaptive preferences; Conversion factors influencing the genesis of capability; Study S1 conversion factor analysis; Study S2 conversion factor analysis; Conclusion; 7 Aspirations, Capabilities and Choice; Introduction; School choice
Higher education choicesConclusion; 8 The Promise of Higher Education; Introduction; The promise of choice; The illusion of widening participation; From widening participation to differentiated participation; The promise of value for money; Social mobility; Conclusion; 9 The New Pursuit of Justice; Introduction; Evaluation of widening participation; Process freedom; Democratic deliberative processes; Finding a way forward; Conclusion; Appendix I; Appendix II; Appendix III; Appendix IV; Notes; References; Subject Index; Author Index
Summary "Caroline Hart presents a radical new paradigm for thinking about the role of education in the development of human flourishing. The book applies Amartya Sen's capability approach to understanding the nature of aspirations in the policy context of strategies to widen participation in higher education. Sen's work is synthesised with key concepts from Pierre Bourdieu to develop a framework for understanding the processes through which young people are enabled and disabled in relation to developing and achieving their aspirations. Drawing on an empirical study involving 600 young people aged 17-19 in their final years of education, this text explores the hopes and dreams of these young people for the future. The young people's voices challenge dominant discourses of aspiration, well-being and advantage, and invite readers to rethink their own positions on these issues"-- Provided by publisher
"Highlights and explores key challenges for society in the light of new findings on the nature of aspirations and personal development"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Sen, Amartya, 1933-
Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002.
Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002
Sen, Amartya, 1933-
Student aspirations -- Great Britain -- Case studies
High school students -- Great Britain -- Attitudes -- Case studies
Education -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- Case studies
Education and globalization -- Great Britain -- Case studies
Maturation (Psychology) -- Great Britain -- Case studies
EDUCATION -- Research.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Education and globalization.
Education -- Social aspects.
High school students -- Attitudes.
Maturation (Psychology)
Student aspirations.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781441123329