The study aims to propose methods and techniques to be used in the classroom to raise cultural capital level of students who come from families of a low socio-economic background. The role of cultural capital in EFL classroom can be considered important as the setting, teaching materials and teachers can play a crucial role in providing students with cultural codes. As teacher knowledge in these practices is also necessary, the study also aims to determine cultural capital level of English language teachers in comparison to teachers of several other fields. The study group consisted of 30 teachers, half of which are teachers of English and the other half are from other fields. A mixed method approach was adopted. For the collection of data, the cultural capital scale developed by Avcı (2015) was used followed by semi-structured interviews. Data analysis was carried out through SPSS for the quantitative data and, content analysis method for the qualitative data. It was found that cultural capital level of English teachers was not significantly different from that of the teachers of other fields, both of which were high. Also, four dimensions were revealed in terms of the role of cultural capital in EFL classroom.
Yayımlanma Tarihi : 30 Haziran 2019
|APA||TAŞDEMİR, M . (2019). THE ROLE OF CULTURAL CAPITAL IN EFL CLASSROOM. ELT Research Journal , 8 (2) , 83-104 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/eltrj/issue/50346/601635|