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McCowan, Tristan – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
Employability is becoming increasingly central to the mission and functioning of universities, spurred on by national and supranational agencies, and the demands of marketisation. This article provides a response to the normative dimensions of the question, progressing through four stages: first, there is a brief consideration of the meaning and…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Universities, Educational Objectives, College Role
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McCowan, Tristan – Theory and Research in Education, 2011
While commitment to a universal entitlement to education is highly desirable, some significant limitations have been identified in the right to education as currently expressed and implemented. This article assesses the contribution that the capabilities approach can make in this regard. While some proponents have suggested that capabilities…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Individual Development
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McCowan, Tristan – Theory and Research in Education, 2008
The considerable debate in recent years on the aims of citizenship education has not been accompanied by an equally substantial discussion on the educational processes involved. This article puts forward a theoretical framework, referred to as "curricular transposition", for understanding the complex task of realizing normative ideals of…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Learning Processes, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development