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ERIC Number: EJ1229166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
Analysis of the Trajectories of Science Graduates: Applying Bourdieu and Sen
Lemistre, Philippe; Ménard, Boris
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v40 n7 p953-969 2019
We bring together the theories of Bourdieu and Sen in order to understand the processes that influence the study paths chosen by young people with a general degree from a science university in France. The weighting of economic and cultural capital within study options taken in secondary education and during the premier cycle (the first three years of tertiary education) helps characterise elements of students' trajectories which either stymie or reinforce a nonetheless dominant reproduction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France