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ERIC Number: EJ885372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1380-3611
Sociospatial Schooling Practices: A Spatial Capital Approach
Barthon, Catherine; Monfroy, Brigitte
Educational Research and Evaluation, v16 n2 p177-196 Apr 2010
This paper highlights the importance today of the spatial dimension within the analysis of parents' education strategies concerning their school choices at the secondary school level. This study is based on the 2 dimensions of the concept of spatial capital (Levy, 1994): position capital and situation capital. It explores sociospatial schooling practices of all pupils between the ages of 11 and 15 living in Lille and attending a secondary school in 2006. The Lille example reveals the importance of taking into account the configuration of the local school provision. It also underlines the benefit of the multidimensional concept of spatial capital. In this way, control over the spatial dimension appears to be a capital in its own right, unequally distributed among social groups, which contributes to the production of schooling inequalities in urban environments. (Contains 8 tables and 15 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France