Agency and participation in childhood and youth : international applications of the capability approach in schools and beyond
- London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2014.
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- xviii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
LC213 .A34 2014
- Unknown LC213 .A34 2014
- Hart, Caroline Sarojini, editor.
- Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
- The Capability Approach and Educational Research, Caroline Sarojini Hart
- Education Policy for Agency and Participation, Mario Biggeri
- The Capability Approach and Children's Rights, Daniel Stoecklin and Jean-Michel Bonvin
- Agency, Participation and Youth Inequalities, Zoe Clark
- Child Poverty from a Capability Perspective, Ortrud Lessmann
- Pedagogies to Develop Children's Agency in Schools, Marina Santi and Diego Di Masi
- Education and the Capabilities of Children with Special Needs, Cristina Devecchi, Richard Rose and Michael Shevlin
- Evaluating Children's Enhancement in Schools, John Schischka
- Agency, Participation and Transitions Beyond School, Caroline Sarojini Hart
- School Enrolment and Child Labour, Zina Nimeh and Robert Bauchmuller
- Children's Autonomy in Conflict-affected Countries, Jerome Ballet, Claudine Dumbi and Benoit Lallau
- Youth Agency and Participation Outside the Classroom, Vittorio Iervese and Luisa Tuttolomondo.
- "Agency and Participation in Childhood and Youth presents new critical engagement in conceptualising the roles of youth agency and participation in education, development and the pursuit of social justice. Theoretically, the book is framed within the paradigm of the capability approach, initially developed by Nobel Laureate, Amartya Sen, and further differentiated by others, including philosopher, Martha Nussbaum. The book unravels the complex relationships between the nature of youth agency and participation, in education, but also in wider political, economic and social arenas, and the potential of young people to expand their freedoms to lead lives they have reason to value. It is thus argued that ethical, sustainable development is contingent on the nature of youth agency and participation in schooling and further afield. Bringing together leading international experts researching children's capabilities, Agency and Participation in Childhood and Youth offers a unique exploration of links between exciting new areas of development in theory, research and practical applications of Sen and Nussbaum's ideas. The book addresses a significant gap in the literature drawing on empirical data from the United Kingdom, United States, Jordan, Palestine, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Switzerland, New Zealand and beyond, with perspectives presented from both within and outside schools and other formal educational settings. Agency and Participation in Childhood and Youth is of particular interest to academics, teaching professionals, undergraduate and postgraduate students of education studies, social policy, youth and development studies"-- Provided by publisher.
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- edited by Caroline Sarojini Hart, Mario Biggeri and Bernhard Babic.