The Future of Education

Edition 14

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No Place Like Home? A Narrative Literature Review of the Extent to Which Lorella Terzi's Seven Educational Capabilities Can Be Linked to Housing and Housing Inequalities

Louise Nicolson, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)


Discussions about housing and the housing market have been at the forefront of UK public consciousness in recent years, and there has also been an increase in the use of the Capabilities Approach to investigate the impact of housing inequalities on the development and well-being of individuals. However, to date there has been dearth of academic literature connecting housing and housing inequalities to Lorella Terzi’s seven Educational Capabilities (ECs), whose acquisition she argues to be essential for achieving positive educational outcomes and flourishing in society. This integrative narrative literature review critically analysed the relationship between inequalities in housing and inequalities in the acquisition of Terzi’s ECs. This study not only robustly evidences such a relationship for six of these seven ECs, but makes important concrete recommendations for potential changes to research, policy and practice that may successfully alleviate the impact of housing inequalities on EC acquisition in contemporary UK society.


Keywords: Educational capabilities; Capabilities Approach; housing; literature review; home learning environment


Kimhur, B. (2020) ‘How to apply the Capability Approach to housing policy? Concepts, theories and challenges’, Housing, Theory, and Society, 37(3), pp. 257-277. DOI: 10.1080/14036096.2019.1706630

Sen, A. (1985) Commodities and capabilities. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Terzi, L. (2007) ‘The capability to be educated’, in Walker, M. and Unterhalter, E. (eds) Amartya Sen’s Capability Approach and social justice in education. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 25-44. 

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