John Rawls is an author who deserves to be rediscovered in discussions of educational policy. Rawls provides tools to understand what is meant by a fair society. The article discusses the School (as an institution), arguing that it is far from representing such a society. Rawls' thought is useful as it provides a discussion that links individual and social welfare to inequality levels and institutional contexts. In recognition of this contribution, the authors, insert the richness of a Rawlsian approach into the well-known Bergson-Samuelson equation, in order to develop a practical tool for evaluating educational policies.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Towards a discussion of Rawls's thinking on education
|Number of pages
|Cuadernos de Economía (Colombia)
|Published - 2013
- Educational policy
- Bergson-Samuelson equation