Pierre Bourdieu's Theory Of Education

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Pierre Bourdieu (1930-2002) a French sociologist and philosopher. His research work. especially within and outside the European territory. Bourdieu argues that the reason for the unequal allocation and distribution of resources in the society is as a result of domination and relative strength This paper attempt to draw Bourdieu’s theory of constructivist structuralism and examine Bourdieu's theory fields of education, inequality, and stratification in Nigeria. It is important to note that the symbiotic relationship and debate on class inequalities in educational attainment and the question of class reproduction in advanced bourgeois society must be seen. Bourdieu's theory is concerned with the link between original class membership and ultimate…show more content…
Nigeria formal education was patterned after the English system. Today in Nigeria, education is viewed as a means of instilling in young ones the importance of a number of fundamental socio-cultural values, respect for the right of other citizens. therefore, all education should be concerned with the survival of mankind on earth. Nigeria education should offer to each child equal educational opportunities so that each child develops according to his/her ability but the reverse is the case as a result of the social inequalities within the system. for instance, primary education is view as a terminal education for a great number of school leavers, since only a few of them might have the chance of going to the secondary…show more content…
The enrolment of school age in urban centers was high compared with a low response in rural areas because of inadequate enlightenment of the rural area. As espouse by Bourdieu, social inequalities and cultural forces tend to hinder equality on the education of the lower-class children which is the reflection of the urban centers with high enrollment in Nigeria. In an early attempt, to examine social inequality in the Nigeria educational system. The reason for this is that the wealth and financial status of the parent will overcome educational barriers or barriers to education. The implication for this is the high level of illiteracy and poor socio-economic status which increased the rate of paternal and maternal deprivation of needs and has thus, thrown many families (lower-class) into untold financial problems such as lack of monetary resources to provide the best for their offspring's. The United State of America Embassy in Nigeria released the Nigeria education fact sheet in 2012 which indicates

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