A Bourdieusian analysis of the participation of Polish students in the ERASMUS programme: cultural and social capital perspectives

Pimentel Botas, Paulo and Huisman, Jeroen (2013) A Bourdieusian analysis of the participation of Polish students in the ERASMUS programme: cultural and social capital perspectives. Higher Education, 66 (6). pp. 741-754. ISSN 0018-1560

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Abstract

In this paper we examine the perceptions of ERASMUS agents’ of Polish students’ participation in the EP. We provide a Bourdieusian analyse of the cultural and social capital acquisition of students based on the qualitative data, collected through semi-structured, in-depth interviews with Erasmus agents, of a European research project. We argue that: Polish students’ participation in the EP has a positive impact on their academic achievement, cultural, social and linguistic capital, but, at the same time, it has a negative impact on degree completion of students as they get highly paid jobs, which prevent them from fully developing their cultural capital; ERASMUS Tourism has its value and place in the EP, because it provides students with the opportunity to develop their cultural, social and linguistic capital; and a Bourdieusian analysis of the experiences of ERASMUS students provides a better understanding of the impact student participation in the EP on their development.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: ERASMUS students, Cultural capital, Social capital, ERASMUS tourism, Linguistic capital, Social networks, Erasmus programme, Career prospects, Labour market, Employment, ERASMUS administrators, Student mobility, Student motivation Academic achievement, Bourdieu, Foucault
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Education > Education Studies
Depositing User: Susan Murray
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2014 08:38
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 16:06
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/363

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