Education and the Capabilities of Children with Special Needs

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This chapter considers the capability approach as developed by Amartya Sen and its application in respect of children with special educational needs. In particular it focuses upon the notion of pupil voice and its use as a means for achieving social justice and inclusion of potentially marginalised learners.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgency and Participation in Childhood and Youth
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Applications of the Capability Approach in Schools and Beyond
EditorsCaroline Sarojini-Hart, Mario Biggeri, Bernhard Babic
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9781472510006
Publication statusPublished - 27 Feb 2014


  • Capability approach
  • Social justice
  • Special educational needs
  • Education
  • Children


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