Analysis of the concept of educational equity from the Amartya Sen capabilities standpoint

The purpose of this research is to analyze the concept of educational equity from the capabilities standpoint proposed by Amartya Sen. To do this, first the literature on the notion of equity is reviewed and a philosophical discussion about it is presented. Second, it is applied to the educational...

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Main Author: Formichella, María Marta
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: Facutad de Educación, Universidad de Costa Rica 2011
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/educacion/article/view/463
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/23327
Summary: The purpose of this research is to analyze the concept of educational equity from the capabilities standpoint proposed by Amartya Sen. To do this, first the literature on the notion of equity is reviewed and a philosophical discussion about it is presented. Second, it is applied to the educational field. Third, according to the Sen approach, educational equity is defined as equality in outcomes in abilities that individuals aquire in the educational system (secondary level). Finally, it is concluded that under this conception it is possible recommend policies to compensate original differences.