6. Children's University Aspirations and the Effects of Cultural and Social Capital

  1. Jeff Adams1,
  2. Matt Cochrane2 and
  3. Linda Dunne2
  1. Matt Cochrane

Published Online: 5 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119950844.ch6

Applying Theory to Educational Research: An Introductory Approach with Case Studies

Applying Theory to Educational Research: An Introductory Approach with Case Studies

How to Cite

Cochrane, M. (2011) Children's University Aspirations and the Effects of Cultural and Social Capital, in Applying Theory to Educational Research: An Introductory Approach with Case Studies (eds J. Adams, M. Cochrane and L. Dunne), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119950844.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Chester, UK

  2. 2

    Edge Hill University, UK

Author Information

  1. Edge Hill University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 7 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470972366

Online ISBN: 9781119950844

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Keywords:

  • children's university aspirations;
  • Bourdieu's theories of habitus, cultural capital;
  • society, the ‘cultural arbitrary’;
  • Mills' transformational quality to habitus;
  • economic capital, in its monetary form;
  • symbolic capital, status and value;
  • forms of capital;
  • university aspirations, and family's capital;
  • Bourdieu's theory, gaps in social classes;
  • poststructuralist approach

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction to the Research Project

  • Theories Explained and their Use Justified in the Context of this Research Project

  • The Application of Theory to the Research

  • The Relevance and Effectiveness of Using Theory

  • Summary Conclusions and Recommendations

  • References