Bourdieu's Theory of Education



- Cultural Reproduction Model:

  • Habitus: tastes, attributes of the individual.
  • Field: cultural framework of a specific context.
  • Cultural Capital: value of a person's cultural knowledge within a field.

Education as Cultural Reproduction

- Middle-class habitus is given symbolic capital.

- Teachers and headteachers are middle classes.

- Those that write the curriculum and policies are middle class.

- The working class…


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