213. Cultural Capital in Education


This Sociology Factsheet will look at what cultural capital is and the implications for education. The Factsheet includes Exam Hints to help you to use your knowledge to gain maximum marks, while the activities give you the opportunity to apply what you have learned and will help you to develop your skills in this area.

Words in bold are explained in the glossary and a reference list is included at the end of the Factsheet.

The examiner will expect you to be able to:
Demonstrate your understanding of what cultural capital is.
Demonstrate your understanding of how cultural capital is acquired or not.
Demonstrate your understanding of the implications for either having cultural capital or not in education.
Evaluate the theories and research on the implications of cultural capital in education.
Be confident in using the concept of cultural capital in an answer on education.

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Publication Date

September 2019


ISSN: 1351-5136

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