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CULTURAL CAPITAL AND SCHOOL SUCCESS: A STUDY ON STUDENTS OF CLASS-XI IN SYLHET CITY CORPORATION, BANGLADESH Print E-mail

Al Amin Rabby, Mohammed Anwar Hossain, Md.Abdul Ghani

Abstract

This research aims to investigate how the aspects of cultural capital cause educational success of college students coming from different socioeconomic backgrounds in Sylhet City, Bangladesh. It employs sample survey of 210 Higher Secondary level students from three educational institutions of Sylhet City to collect data. Findings report that cultural capital has no significant relation with students’ educational success. Family economic condition and parental education put greater influence on students’ educational improvement. It is therefore essential to note that family income is more important than cultural capital to achieve a good result. The findings of this research contrast with Bourdieu’s study in France as cultural capital marginally influences educational success of the students. A number of students receive proper caring from schools and families that advance them at achieving more rewards which tend to perpetuate social inequality in Bangladesh. Higher family income and parental education of higher class further contribute to creating uneven success among the students.

Keywords: Cultural capital, Bangladesh, education, Bourdieu, school-success

Al Amin Rabby, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet-3114, Bangladesh
 

Mohammed Anwar Hossain, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet-3114, Bangladesh

Md.Abdul Ghani, Professor, Department of Sociology, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet-3114, Bangladesh

Cite this article:
Rabby Al Amin, Anwar Hossain Mohammed, Ghani Md.Abdul . CULTURAL CAPITAL AND SCHOOL SUCCESS: A STUDY ON STUDENTS OF CLASS-XI IN SYLHET CITY CORPORATION, BANGLADESH. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.10, no.1:87-104, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2017-no1-art4

Digital Object Identifier(DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2017-no1-art4

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