Bourdieu Cultural Capital Impact on Student College Choice Process

Full Title: Impacts of Cultural Capital and Economic Capital on Student College Choice Process in China

The global economy is evolving, as knowledge becomes the important source of development. Knowledge is getting more significant, and so is higher education. At a time in which higher education hasn’t been more important to the individual and modern society, providing access to advanced schooling no matter what a family’s socioeconomic position has become a primary concern in several countries. Bourdieu’s cultural capital theory posits that cultural capital is the property that middle and upper class groups transfer to their kids, which supplements the transmission of economic capital as a way of sustaining class status and privileges throughout generations. Considerable empirical reports have backed cultural capital theory by showing the significant function that cultural knowledge and family values play on academic accomplishment and the consequent economic and social status. In higher education, college access studies have also revealed that students’ college option is typically dependent on a family…

Chapter 1: Introduction
1.1 Significance of the Research Topic
1.2 Overview of the Study
1.3 Significance and Potential Contributions
Chapter 2: Literature Review and Empirical Research
2.1 Introduction

2.2 Cultural Capital Theory
2.2.1 Cultural Capital
2.2.2 Habitus and Field
2.3 Education and Social Inequality
2.3.1 Educational System
2.3.2 Family Factors
2.3.3 Social Status and Higher Education Opportunity
2.4 Cultural Capital Research
2.5 College Access Research
2.5.1. Family Background
2.5.2 Parental Involvement
2.5.3 High School Climate
2.5.4 Self-Expectation and Academic Preparation
2.5.5 Financial Aid
2.6 Conclusion
Chapter 3: Models of Student College Choice
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Perspectives on Student College Choice
3.3 Combined Models of Student College Choice
3.4 Conceptual Framework of the Study
3.5 Conclusion
Chapter 4: Social Stratification and Higher Education Opportunities in China
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Changing Mechanisms of Social Stratification
4.2.1 The Redistributive Economy
4.2.2 The Market Economy
4.2.3 The Changing Social Stratification
4.3 Higher Education Reforms in Mao’s Era
4.3.1 The Formation of the “Soviet Model”
4.3.2 The Evolution of College Admission Policies
4.4 Higher Education in the Reform Era
4.4.1 The Institutional Amalgamation Policy
4.4.2 Higher Education Expansion
4.4.3: Pay-to-Learn Policy
4.5 Financial Assistance Policies in Higher Education
4.5.1 Financially Needy Students
4.5.2 Scholarships and Grants
4.5.3 Student Loans
4.6 Inequalities in Chinese Higher Education
Chapter 5: Research Design
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Research Questions
5.3 Definitions of a Case
5.4 Sampling and Units of Analysis
5.5 Data Collection
5.5.1 Internal Validity
5.5.2 External Validity
5.6 Data Analysis
5.7 Conclusion…..
Source: University of Maryland

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