What does education mean for us and how do we get involved? Parents’ accounts in a Mexican rural community


Azaola, Marta Cristina (2007) What does education mean for us and how do we get involved? Parents’ accounts in a Mexican rural community. In, European Research Network about Parents in Education (ERNAPE) , Nicosia, CY,

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This paper analyses parental involvement in their children’s education in a Mexican rural community. Drawing on Bourdieu’s theory of social and cultural reproduction, the key concepts under investigation are field, habitus, social, cultural and symbolic capital. The values they transmitted to their children were important objects of study. Investigating parents’ background and their interaction with the community school was crucial in order to understand their constraints in getting involved in their children’s education. The paper analyses parents’ satisfaction with the provision of formal education in their community and, families’ limitations in getting involved. It also illustrates that parental involvement was regarded mainly as a mothers’ task.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Leadership, School Improvement and Effectiveness
ePrint ID: 193165
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2011 13:07
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:44
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/193165

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