Reproduction of social inequalities in the case of economic education in vocational education and training (VET) schools: theoretical considerations on the concept of reflexive pedagogy

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Author: Berg, Sabrina


The German education system in general and the vocational school system [VET] in particular aim to follow meritocracy as a guiding principle. Thus, all children should have equal chances for success at school independent of their social backgrounds. As they are the first instance of socialization, families have a special impact on learning processes, which also holds true for economic education. Taking into account subject-oriented learning theory, learning hindrances and learning resistance possibly correlate with the social background and experiences of the learner. The Bourdieuian...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Governance; Vocational education and training; Culture and society; Providers of education and training; Teaching and learning; Economics; Equity

Keywords: Family; Perception; Teachers; Pedagogics; Education and training system; Socioeconomic background

Geographic subjects: Germany; Europe

Published: Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer International Publishing, 2017

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Pages: pp. 407-422

Related items: TD/TNC 127.632

ISBN: 9783319478548 (print); 9783319478562 (ebook)

ISSN: 1871-3041

The monograph from which this chapter is taken is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 127.632.

Resource type: Book chapter

Call number: TD/TNC 127.654

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