Working-class people have been dealing with a lot issues to access to higher education. According to some educational research, children from lower social backgrounds are less present at the university level than those who are from the elite.
As we have been reading and analysing several pieces of work related to education and schooling, I chose to summarize the theoretical paper on education written by Pierre Bourdieu in 1986 entitled The Forms of Capital. In this paper, two main types of capitals are described, but I will be only focusing on cultural capital.
In the United States, after the 2008 economic recession, neoliberalism was not put in question and instead returned in force. The gap between rich and poor continue to increase. Because of a lack of political knowledge from middle and low classes, the blame for this situation is put on social costs.
In the early 1930s, Canada was greatly affected by the Great Depression. This economic decline had major repercussions on employment, prices and profits of every industry, as well as on education. In Margaret Laurence’s Horses of the Night, we witness the reality of the people living in the prairies during that period.