Words/Phrases DEFINED: 'structure of educational chances/opportunities'. Father Jerome's PSYCHOSOCIOLOGICAL DICTIONARY of KEYWORDS/PHRASES used in his QUALIA III Monograph.

Words/Phrases DEFINED:
"structure of educational chances/opportunities"

"structure of educational chances/opportunities"
The GENERAL CONTEXT of such use is:
structure of educational chances/opportunities:
It is necessary to take into account the ensemble of the social characteristics which define the initial situation of children from the different classes, in order to understand the different probabilities (chances/opportunities) which the various educational destinies have for them, and the significance, for individuals in a given category, of their finding themselves in a situation of greater or lesser probability for their category (e.g. in the case of a manual worker's son, the highly improbable fact of studying Latin, or the highly probable fact of having to take a job in order to continue higher education). It is therefore impossible to take any one of the characteristics defining an individual (or a category) at any one point in his career as the ultimate explanatory principle of all his characteristics. For example, when seeking to explain the relation found in higher education between academic success and paid employment which, though unequally frequent in the different social classes, can be regarded as having an equally disadvantageous effect whatever the social category, we are not entitled to conclude that by this stage, social origin has ceased to exert any influence, since it is not, sociologically, a matter of indifference whether one takes as the point of departure for one's explanation the unequal likelihood of extracurricular work among the different categories of students or the unequal likelihood of finding students from the different social backgrounds among those who have to take a job. A fortiori, we cannot reconstitute the different experiences corresponding to the situations defined by the overlapping of several criteria (e.g. the experience of the peasant's son who enters a small seminary rather than a teacher-training college or who becomes a philosophy teacher rather than a surveyor) by taking as the starting point for this reconstruction the experience defined by any single one of these criteria. Experiences which analysis is able to distinguish and specify only in terms of the intersection of logically permutable criteria cannot be integrated into the unity of a systematic biography unless they are reconstructed on the basis of the original class situation, the point from which all possible views unfold and on which no view is possible.
See also:
academic autonomy and class relations
academic consecration
academic freedom and independence in society
academic sociologist maya
a full account of the selection process
alternative achievements in education
allied systemic structures
American educational credentials
American societal ascription
American society stricto censu
a negatively constructive societal system
a theory of classes
educational system legitimacy
educational system transhistory
educational career
educational system
educational titles
functional duplicity in academia
hierarchy of academic achievement
identifying possible relationships for school systems
'in absentia' - the realities of legitimation
keeping 'the dregs of society' out of school by 'honest means'
'laissez-faire' habitus in society
legitimation and accreditation of government
legitimating the social order
legitimate use of physical violence
liberation and exposure of corruption as the means of concealment of corruption
maya, academia and the social order
medical 'selection' (an example)
misrecognition versus legitimacy
noblesse oblige
pan-econometric monism
pedagogic conservatism
pedagogic work
pedagogic order and ambition
pedagogic work and educational systems summarized
properties of an educational and social system
reality and the misconceptions of sociologists
self-elimination and the 'interest of society'
social essence
societal focii
societal structure
societal violence
social selection
social structure
sociological inquiry into 'the hidden functions' (of education and the social order)
societal maya, as regards academia
structural homology
survival beyond explanation
symbolic violence
technical competence and academic/social selection
the American ruse
the dynamics of social exclusion
the educational system's external function
the external demands upon academia
the functional duplicity (duality) of educational systems
the homology of violence
the ideological function of an educational system
the legitimacy of educational degrees
the negative sociology of 'the general interest'
the relative autonomy of the educational system
the reductionist fallacy of academic degrees
the relative independence of educational systems
the social conditions of academia
the social selection of self-exclusion
the systemics of academic evolution
work-role dictated by class membership
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