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Literacy and bourdieu's sociological theory: a reframing


Carrington, V and Luke, A, Literacy and bourdieu's sociological theory: a reframing, Language and Education, 11, (2) pp. 96-112. ISSN 0950-0782 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/09500789708666721


This paper argues that the sociological frameworks developed by Pierre Bourdieu provide a powerful model for understanding the functions and consequences of literacies in the life paths of students. Bourdieu's concepts of 'habitus', 'field' and 'capital' offer a sociological vocabulary for analysis and description of students' l iterate competences and life trajectories. Implications for educators, administrators, curriculum developers and teacher-educators identified here include the need for broader public discussions and classroom understandings about field-specific social consequences of literacy.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Teacher education and professional development of educators
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in education
UTAS Author:Carrington, V (Professor Victoria Carrington)
ID Code:144480
Year Published:1997
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2021-05-26
Last Modified:2021-07-29

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