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Article: Re-framing student academic freedom: a capability perspective

TitleRe-framing student academic freedom: a capability perspective
Authors
KeywordsAcademic freedom
Capability
Rights
Students
Issue Date2012
PublisherSpringer Netherlands. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0018-1560
Citation
Higher Education, 2012, v. 63 n. 6, p. 719-732 How to Cite?
AbstractThe scholarly debate about academic freedom focuses almost exclusively on the rights of academic faculty. Student academic freedom is rarely discussed and is normally confined to debates connected with the politicisation of the curriculum. Concerns about (student) freedom of speech reflect the dominant role of negative rights in the analysis of academic freedom representing 'threats' to academic freedom in terms of rights which may be taken away from a person rather than conferred on them. This paper draws on the distinction between negative and positive rights and the work of Sen (1999) to re-frame student academic freedom as capability. It is argued that capability deprivation has a negative impact on the extent to which students can exercise academic freedom in practice and that student capability can be enhanced through a liberal education that empowers rather than domesticates students. © 2011 The Author(s).
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/144934
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.207
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.717
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dc.date.accessioned2012-02-21T05:43:20Z-
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dc.identifier.citationHigher Education, 2012, v. 63 n. 6, p. 719-732en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0018-1560en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/144934-
dc.description.abstractThe scholarly debate about academic freedom focuses almost exclusively on the rights of academic faculty. Student academic freedom is rarely discussed and is normally confined to debates connected with the politicisation of the curriculum. Concerns about (student) freedom of speech reflect the dominant role of negative rights in the analysis of academic freedom representing 'threats' to academic freedom in terms of rights which may be taken away from a person rather than conferred on them. This paper draws on the distinction between negative and positive rights and the work of Sen (1999) to re-frame student academic freedom as capability. It is argued that capability deprivation has a negative impact on the extent to which students can exercise academic freedom in practice and that student capability can be enhanced through a liberal education that empowers rather than domesticates students. © 2011 The Author(s).en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlands. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0018-1560en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofHigher Educationen_HK
dc.rightsThe Author(s)en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong Licenseen_US
dc.rightsThe original publication is available at www.springerlink.com-
dc.subjectAcademic freedomen_HK
dc.subjectCapabilityen_HK
dc.subjectRightsen_HK
dc.subjectStudentsen_HK
dc.titleRe-framing student academic freedom: a capability perspectiveen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4551/resserv?sid=springerlink&genre=article&atitle=Re-framing student academic freedom: a capability perspective&title=Higher Education&issn=00181560&date=2011-09-13& spage=1&authors=Bruce Macfarlaneen_US
dc.identifier.emailMacfarlane, B: bmac@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.volume63en_HK
dc.identifier.issue6en_HK
dc.identifier.spage719en_HK
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dc.description.otherSpringer Open Choice, 21 Feb 2012en_US
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