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ERIC Number: EJ1083807
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1946
Is Educational Adequacy Adequate for Just Education?
Almutairi, Abdullah
Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, v51 n6 p510-524 2015
In this article I raise three objections to Debra Satz's adequacy approach to education. I argue that her approach fails to see education as a positional good that opens the door to more inequalities. Second, I argue that her concept of adequacy for equal citizenship misses an essential part of students' educational experience beyond their citizenship statues. Last, I argue that Staz's approach fails to answer crucial practical questions about how to distribute extra resources when the adequate level is already met. Finally, I provide an alternative view that is sensitive to the fact that education is a positional good, based on an active and more inclusive account of citizenship, and conditioned to limit inequalities to be to the greatest benefit of the least-advantaged.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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