Elliott, John, "From 'Human Capital' Theory to "Capability Theory" as a Driver of Curriculum Reform," pp. 142-165 in Bridget Somekh and Thomas A. Schwandt, eds., Knowledge Production: Research Work in Interesting Times. New York: Routledge, 2007


John Elliott


Contrasts and combines elements of Sen's "capability theory' and Dewey's evaluative reasoning to posit a functional curriculum theory that replaces an objectives model with a process model.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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