0
views
0
recommends
+1 Recommend
0 collections
    0
    shares
      • Record: found
      • Abstract: found
      • Article: found
      Is Open Access

      Oracy and cultural capital: the transformative potential of spoken language

      1
      Literacy
      Wiley

      Read this article at

      Bookmark
          There is no author summary for this article yet. Authors can add summaries to their articles on ScienceOpen to make them more accessible to a non-specialist audience.

          Abstract

          The contribution of spoken language to outcomes for education and beyond, including attainment, wellbeing and empowerment is long‐established and has recently become more prominent under the title of oracy, often conceptualised as learning both to and through talk. Part of the renewed interest in oracy is due to its potential for driving social mobility and its role in developing cultural capital. Cultural capital has a high profile in current English education policy due to its association with ‘knowledge‐rich’ curricula and its explicit inclusion in the latest school inspection framework. In comparison with the original characterisation of cultural capital, however, policy‐level cultural capital is narrowly defined. This article draws on the experiences of Oracy Leads from 12 schools to explore the motivations for their focus on oracy and the implicit and potential connections with cultural capital. It critiques reductive conceptualisations of cultural capital and oracy's role, arguing that oracy has a broader contribution to make than communicative competence and access to knowledge. Two forms of transformation are suggested: personal transformation through ‘exploratory’ forms of talk and societal transformation through the cultivation of agency and empowerment. Aiming for these transformations may be a powerful next step for schools which are already oracy‐engaged.

          Related collections

          Most cited references48

          • Record: found
          • Abstract: not found
          • Book: not found

          The Logic of Practice

            Bookmark
            • Record: found
            • Abstract: not found
            • Article: not found

            Whose culture has capital? A critical race theory discussion of community cultural wealth

              Bookmark
              • Record: found
              • Abstract: not found
              • Article: not found

              Cultural capital in educational research: A critical assessment

                Bookmark

                Author and article information

                Contributors
                (View ORCID Profile)
                Journal
                Literacy
                Literacy
                Wiley
                1741-4350
                1741-4369
                January 2024
                June 06 2023
                January 2024
                : 58
                : 1
                : 37-47
                Affiliations
                [1 ] School of Education University of Nottingham Nottingham UK
                Article
                10.1111/lit.12343
                5410d438-1ab3-4c6d-b4b9-7eddf87bbd5d
                © 2024

                http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

                History

                Comments

                Comment on this article