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Pitzalis, Marco; Porcu, Mariano – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Rather than assessing its causal effect on educational attainment, the authors of this article aim to use the concept of cultural capital to define a huge, complex and interconnected collection of educational and school strategies adopted by students and families and to examine the way that these strategies are related to school inequalities. Data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Strategies, Cultural Capital, National Surveys
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Bonizzoni, Paola; Romito, Marco; Cavallo, Cristina – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2016
In Italy, as in other European countries, students of foreign origin are over-represented in the vocational school tracks, with relevant consequences on their limited chances of attaining a university degree. While research has long underlined the weight that a family's social, cultural and economic capital has on a child's school performance,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Disadvantaged, Track System (Education), Guidance