What is a school?: An answer consistent with human rights
Chua, J. S. M. (2006). What is a school?: An answer consistent with human rights. Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 5(3), 225-234. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10671-006-9011-9
This essay relates the philosophical and conceptual study of educational institutions with educational policy. I argue that both the descriptive and prescriptive answer to "what a school is" should focus on the school that is important, which is the central case. This central case of a school should embody an ethos of openness towards the basic goods. This translates into rights discourse as a school which respects human rights. From this description I propose policy for evaluating, ranking and developing educational institutions and focused on the merit of philosophy and theology departments in educational institutions.