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Klassklättring och matematik-kapital: en fallstudie
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Mathematics Education. (UmSER)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3614-1692
Institutionen för ämnesdidaktik, Stockholms Universitet.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3407-9007
2022 (Swedish)In: Utbildning och Demokrati, ISSN 1102-6472, E-ISSN 2001-7316, Vol. 31, no 1, p. 31-49Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In this paper we report from a case study of a student from non-academic background, who has continued on to study mathematics in higher education. Bourdieu’s concepts of capital, habitus, and field were used to analyse thestudent’s trajectory into university mathematics, with a particular focuson mathematics specific capital. Data was collected through classroom observations and three semi-structured interviews, over a period of three years. The analysis showed how the student acquired mathematics capital by acting as an informal teaching assistant, thus receiving recognitionfrom both peers and teachers for his mathematical abilities. The longitudinal interviews also demonstrated how the student has continuously been able to expand his social capital related to mathematics and science. We argue that it is important for higher education researchers and teachers to consider disciplinary specific capital, and also to provide students withopportunities to acquire such capital.

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Örebro Universitet , 2022. Vol. 31, no 1, p. 31-49
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non-academic background, higher education, mathematical capital, longitudinal interviews
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-196842DOI: 10.48059/uod.v31i1.1866OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-196842DiVA, id: diva2:1672743
Available from: 2022-06-20 Created: 2022-06-20 Last updated: 2022-06-21Bibliographically approved

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