INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL POLICIES, Vol 12, No 1 (2018)

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On Pierre Bourdieu’s Key Theoretical Concepts and Pedagogical Approach

Eren Ağın

Abstract


This paper is on Pierre Bourdieu’s basic concepts and his theory on education. Bourdieu discusses the forms of inequalities in education and the field of education within the context of field, habitus, forms of capital, symbolic violence, and reproduction. The reproduction of power and the relations of domination  in education are both formed  through diverse  structures and practices in the field. Education, which is the source of the institutional production of cultural capital plays also a leading role in the reproduction of class culture. In this context, this paper aims to examine Bourdieu’s studies on education with a collaboration of his major concepts. 

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