Cómo los padres canadienses de clase media alta conceptualizan la transmisión de ventajas a sus hijos


  • Janice Aurin Universidad de Waterloo

Palabras clave:

Crianza de los hijos, infancia, capital cultural, educación en Canadá, padres de familia, modelo, valores posmaterialistas, clase media alta, privilegio


Mediante la realización de 42 entrevistas a padres canadienses de clase media-alta, esta investigación examina cómo ellos comprenden la transmisión de ventajas, y cómo tal comprensión le da forma a las prácticas de crianza de sus hijos. El autor encuentra que los padres de clase socioeconómica alta no consideran el capital económico como el recurso más importante, ni tampoco enfatizan la importancia de buscar alto estatus cultural. Por el contrario, los padres destacan el valor de exponer a sus hijos a experiencias y culturas nuevas y diversas, apoyando los intereses de los niños y siendo buenos modelos. De acuerdo con estos padres, este abordaje desarrolla, por un lado, competencias culturales más amplias y más cosmopolitas, y por otro lado, cultiva el carácter. Los recursos económicos son consecuencia, en tanto que les permite apoyar el desarrollo de estos atributos y valores. El autor sitúa estos hallazgos dentro de un contexto de educación en Canadá, y concluye poniendo en discusión el origen potencialmente posmaterialista y cultural de la comprensión de los procesos de reproducción social por parte de los entrevistados.


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Biografía del autor/a

Janice Aurin, Universidad de Waterloo

Profesora asistente del Departamento de Sociología y Estudios Jurídicos de la Universidad de Waterloo.


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Aurin, J. (2012). Cómo los padres canadienses de clase media alta conceptualizan la transmisión de ventajas a sus hijos. Revista Educación Y Pedagogía, 23(60), 19–43. Recuperado a partir de https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/revistaeyp/article/view/11405

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