In pairs, study the list below and discuss which are examples of cultural capital and which are examples of economic capital.

Put them into two lists and add two more examples of your own to each list.

Finally, summarise what is the difference between the two.

  • Parents writing an effective appeal letter against a child’s school allocation
  • Parents sending their child to a private school
  • Parents buying a computer for their child to use at home for schoolwork
  • Parents are confident when talking to teachers
  • Parents taking children to the theatre
  • Parents moving house to be near a successful school