One of the analysed explanations of social reproduction in a massive higher education system are differences in the decision-making process between non-traditional and middle class students. This paper explores social differences in the decision-making on where and what to study based on interviews with 42 Polish final grade secondary students. Meanings ascribed to higher education and future work, ability to read the educational market and the process of deciding which course to attend are analyzed in the theoretical framework of cultural capital, class habitus and field. The paper gives insights how social background shapes horizontal inequalities in higher education in Poland, exposing as well the interplay between class habitus and institutional habitus of school in the decision-making process.
Social Differences in Making Educational Choices on Higher Education in Poland
Sobotka A. (2021) "Social Differences in Making Educational Choices on Higher Education in Poland " Italian Journal of Sociology of Education, 13(1), 71-94. DOI: 10.14658/PUPJ-IJSE-2021-1-4
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Italian Journal of Sociology of Education
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