In their article titled “Exploring the interplay of cultural capital, habitus, and field in the life histories of two West African teacher candidates,” Gloria Park, associate professor of English, Carol Rinke, and Lynnette Mawhinney explore the life histories of two West African pre-service teachers pursuing their education in the United States.
The authors argue that these narratives captured the participants’ early educational experiences, teacher preparation practices, and future possibilities as they moved in and out of different fields where the exchange of capital occurred, which then led to restructuring and/or de-valuerization of certain habitus.
This article appeared in Teacher Development, an International Journal of Teachers’ Professional Development, Vol. 20.
Department of English