Cultural Capital in East Asian Educational Systems

  title={Cultural Capital in East Asian Educational Systems},
  author={Yōko Yamamoto and Mary C. Brinton},
  journal={Sociology of Education},
  pages={67 - 83}
Cultural capital has been an important but often elusive concept in the study of educational processes and social class reproduction. The authors suggest that this is partly because a country’s educational system and ways of evaluating students at different educational transitions set the context for the mechanisms through which embodied and objectified cultural capital operate. Moreover, parents in some societies invest in children’s “shadow education” (extracurricular classes or tutoring) at… 

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