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Skolvalet: en investering i framtiden?: En narrativ studie om föräldrars resonemang kring grundskolevalet ur ett Bourdieu-inspirerat perspektiv
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The thesis aims to increase our understanding about parents reasoning about the elementary school choice by studying which factors parents perceive as important during the decision making process and also by giving meaning to Pierre Bourdieu’s concept of capital through the parents perspective. The empirical material comes from seven BNIM-interviews made with parents, which has been analyzed according to the thematic field analysis.

The results show that the parents are not especially concerned about making an active school choice. Stability, closeness, friends, rumors, development and adaptability to the reality are the factors that are perceived as the most important in the decision making process. The school choice has a limited meaning as an investment in social capital, from Bourdieu’s perspective. The cultural capital has a somewhat more prominent meaning for the school choice, but the parents’ seems to mainly use the school choice as a reproduction strategy.

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2014. , 73 p.
Keyword [sv]
Skolval, Pierre Bourdieu, Biografisk narrativ metod, kapital, reproduktionsstrategier
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-108883ISRN: LiU-ISV/SVS-MAS-A--14/05--SEOAI: diva2:733550
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Master in Social and Welfare Studies (two year)
Available from: 2015-05-18 Created: 2014-07-10 Last updated: 2015-05-18Bibliographically approved

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