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ERIC Number: EJ1047299
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1478-2103
First-Generation Students in East and West Germany: Theoretical Concepts and Initial Results
Miethe, Ingrid; Soremski, Regina
Policy Futures in Education, v12 n5 p658-669 2014
This article argues that the chances of successful educational upward mobility are more clearly assessed when educational decisions are interpreted not as isolated individual or family decisions, but in relation to their societal and political context. In order to do this, the authors propose a combination of Bourdieu's conception of habitus with the political process approach. In an ongoing biographical investigation concerned with first-generation students in East and West Germany, the author presents initial results which show the benefit of this theoretical concept.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: East Germany; West Germany
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