Aspirations, Education, and Social Justice

Aspirations, Education, and Social Justice

Applying Sen and Bourdieu

eBook - 2013
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"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"--
"Highlights and explores key challenges for society in the light of new findings on the nature of aspirations and personal development"--
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2013
ISBN: 9781441123329
1441123326
9781441165459
1441165452
9781472572028
1472572025
9781441185747
1441185747
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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