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What do we mean by cultural capital?
May 22 @ 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
The Chartered College’s Rathfern Research Network is hosting a discussion event exploring ‘cultural capital’ on the 22nd May:
In the new Inspection Handbook produced by Ofsted as part of its new Education Inspection Framework, cultural capital is given a whole section of its own, with this statement:
As part of making the judgement about the quality of education, inspectors will consider the extent to which schools are equipping pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital that they need to succeed in life. Ofsted’s understanding of this knowledge and cultural capital matches that found in the aims of the National Curriculum.
So, where did this term come from? The sociologist, Pierre Bourdieu, himself of working-class origins and a Marxist, invented the term to describe all those advantages that accrue to people of a particular class that have nothing to do with money and everything to do with social status.
- Do you agree with Ofsted’s definition of cultural capital?
- Who decides what is the best that has been thought and said?
For this event, Helen Moylett will be leading with a presentation followed by discussion about Cultural Capital.
Helen Moylett is an independent early years consultant and writer. She has been head-teacher of an early years centre as well as working in schools and as a university lecturer. She co-authored ‘Development Matters’ with Nancy Stewart and has written and edited several early years books – most recently Characteristics of Effective Early Learning: helping young children become learners for life (OU Press) and Active Learning (Practical Pre-School).
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How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please contact the network leader for this event, Naheeda Maharasingam: