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Turning a Bourdieuian lens on English teaching in primary schools: linguistic field, linguistic habitus and linguistic capital

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Flynn, N. (2015) Turning a Bourdieuian lens on English teaching in primary schools: linguistic field, linguistic habitus and linguistic capital. In: Murphy, M. and Costa, C. (eds.) Theory as Method in Research: On Bourdieu, Social Theory and Education. Routledge, London, pp. 155-170. ISBN 9781138900332

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The research project used to frame discussion in this chapter was a doctoral study of the experiences of English primary school teachers teaching pupils whose home language was not English in their previously monolingual classrooms. They taught in a region in the south of England which experienced a significant rise in the population of non-native English speakers following Eastern European member states’ accession to the EU in 2004 and 2007. The study focussed principally on the teachers’ responses to their newly arrived Polish children because Polish families were arriving in far greater numbers than those from other countries. The research aims focussed on exploring and analysing the pedagogical experiences of teachers managing the acquisition of English language for their Polish children. Critical engagement with their experiences and the ways in which they did or did not adapt their pedagogy for teaching English was channelled through Bourdieuian constructs of linguistic field, capital and habitus. The following sections explore my reasons for adopting Bourdieu’s work as a theoretical lens, the practicalities and challenges of incorporating Bourdieu’s tools for thinking in data analysis, and the subsequent impact on my research activity.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > International Study and Language Institute (ISLI)
ID Code:45502
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bourdieu, grounded theory, English teaching
Publisher:Routledge

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