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Revisiting the role of cultural capital in east asian educational systems : The case of South Korea

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  • Revisiting the role of cultural capital in east asian educational systems
  • Byun, Sooyong; Schofer, Evan; Kim, Kyungkeun
  • US National Library of Medicine


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Title Revisiting the role of cultural capital in east asian educational systems
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The case of South Korea

Material Type Articles
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Byun, Sooyong; Schofer, Evan; Kim, Kyungkeun

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[Bethesda, U.S]:US National Library of Medicine

Date 2012-07
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Sociology of Education:vol. 85(no. 3)
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Education
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Abstract

The concept of cultural capital has proved invaluable in understanding educational systems in Western countries, and recent work seeks to extend those insights to the diverse educational systems of other geographic regions. We explored cultural capital in South Korea by investigating the relationships among family socioeconomic status (SES), cultural capital, and children's academic achievement using data from the 2000 Programme for International Student Assessment. South Korea was compared with Japan, France, and the United States to understand how institutional features of South Korean education shape the role of cultural capital in academic success. Results showed that family SES had a positive effect on both parental objectified cultural capital and children's embodied cultural capital in South Korea, consistent with evidence from the other countries. Moreover, parental objectified cultural capital had a positive effect on children's academic achievement in South Korea. (The rest omitted)