Journal article

Strategies for Structural Youth Unemployment: a Capability Approach for Guidance (Strategie per la disoccupazione strutturale: un approccio alle capacità per l'orientamento)

M Costa, D Morselli, J POLESEL, S Rice

Pedagogia Oggi | SIPED - Società Italiana di Pedagogia | Published : 2015

Abstract

This article draws from the Capability Approach of Amartya Sen (2000), an approach concerned with human development. Implicit to these works there is a commitment for social justice. According to Sen, human development should be based on the realization of the capabilities and wellbeing of the individuals rather than the search of mere wealth. Capabilities are defined as a set of opportunities which people own to fulfil various functionings that they may have reason to value. In education, this means that capabilities aim to guarantee students with a range of opportunities rather than simply granting entitlements.