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By Melanie Walker, Elaine Unterhalter

This compelling publication introduces Nobel laureate Amartya Sen's strength procedure and explores its value for conception, coverage and perform in schooling. The booklet appears to be like really at questions about the schooling of kids, gender equality, and better schooling. individuals hail from the united kingdom, united states, Australia, Italy and Mexico.

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Brighouse, Harry, and Adam Swift. 2003. Defending liberalism in education theory. Journal of Education Policy 18:355–373. Comim, Flavio. 2003. Capability dynamics: The importance of time to capability assessments. Paper read at the Third International Conference on the Capability Approach, September, University of Pavia, Italy. Dreze, Jean, and Amartya Sen. 1995. India: Economic development and social opportunity. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Gallacher, Jim, Beth Crossan, John Field, and B.

Inequality re-examined. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ———. 1993. Capability and well being. In Nussbaum and Sen, The quality of life. ———. 1999. Development as freedom. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ———. 2002. Rationality and freedom. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. ———. 2004a. Capabilities, lists and public reason: Continuing the conversation. Feminist Economics 10:77–80. ———. 2004b. What Indians taught China. The New York Review of Books 19:61–66. Stromquist, Nelly. 1998. Empowering women through knowledge: Politics and practices in international cooperation in basic education.

With regard to education and children, Sen emphasizes the importance of schooling to nurture future capabilities (Saito 2003). Nussbaum, too, is clear that children should be required to remain in compulsory education (schooling) until they have developed the capabilities that are important in enabling them to have genuine and valued choices, such as the choice to exit from a traditional, religious community. She concedes that we cannot develop a mature adult capability without having some practice of it.

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