Para uma discussão das políticas educativas à luz de Rawls

Translated title of the contribution: Towards a discussion of Rawls's thinking on education

Paulo Mourão*, Pedro Seixas Miranda

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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 contributionTowards a discussion of Rawls's thinking on education
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)395-412
Number of pages18
JournalCuadernos de Economía (Colombia)
Issue number60
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Rawls
  • Educational policy
  • Bergson-Samuelson equation


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