The social character and cultural capital of curriculum : Focusing on Bourdieu's theories of cultural reproduction

교육과정의 사회적 성격과 문화자본 : Bourdieu의 문화재생산론적 관점을 중심으로

  • Received : 2017.12.13
  • Accepted : 2018.02.20
  • Published : 2018.02.28


In this study, we will examine that the social class is reproduced by the school curriculum from the viewpoint of cultural reproduction theory by Pierre Bourdieu. Specially, we will examine the sociality of the curriculum, the social control of cultural capital, and how these make class reproduction possible. In this study, social class is reproduced by the ideological orientation of curriculum. This means that the school curriculum has social character and is closely related to the cultural capital of the ruling class.


Curriculum;Social Character;Cultural Capital;Social Control;Bourdieu


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