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Editorial : school and vulnerable families

Alenka Kobolt and Stephan Sting and Nada Turnšek (2016) Editorial : school and vulnerable families. CEPS Journal, 6 (4). pp. 5-10. ISSN 1855-9719

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    Within every family, a “family-specific habitus” develops, which depends on how families are involved in their milieu and extends beyond socialisation processes to produce a kind of “basic education”, comprising of specific capabilities for action, preferences and adopted lifestyles (Brake & Büchner, 2011; Ecarius 2013; Grundmann et al., 2010). These family-related adopted lifestyles correspond to the behavioural expectations of schools in varying degrees. The expectations include factors such as students’ rationality, cognitive approach, diligence, forward planning and capacity for considered communication. Depending on their milieu, families may meet these behavioural expectations to various extents, leading some students to have problems fitting into the school system (Lange & Xyländer 2011, 23; Sting 2016, 128). At the same time, families’ habituated dispositions meet with varying levels of social acceptance, greater or lesser degrees of social recognition and prestige. Bourdieu’s studies on the socially differentiating function of the habitus showed that family lifestyles are one element of a hierarchical set of social positions that produce unequal educational opportunities (Bourdieu, 1994). For the acquisition of legitimate education, an unequal background in terms of habitus goes hand in hand with an unequal socioeconomic background, which considerably limits the opportunities of low social status families to attain advanced levels of education.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: school, family
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    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Divisions: Department of Preschool Education
    Item ID: 4325
    Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2017 12:48
    Last Modified: 16 Jan 2017 12:48
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/4325

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