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ERIC Number: EJ1006225
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1097-9638
Religious Participation as Cultural Capital Development: Sector Differences in Chicago's Jewish Schools
Gamoran, Adam; Boxer, Matthew
Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, v8 n4 p440-462 Jun 2005
This paper uses the case of Jewish schools in Chicago to explore the role of religious schools in the development of cultural capital among youth. The authors focus on three sectors of Jewish schools (Orthodox day schools, non-Orthodox day schools, and non-Orthodox supplementary schools) as contexts for learning and expressing Jewish practices, affiliations, and beliefs, which are understood to be markers of cultural capital for the Jewish community. Survey results from 834 students in grades 7-12 revealed that family and school environments are independently associated with cultural capital development. Generally, the contributions of families are more prominent than the impact of schools, but both school type and learning opportunities also contribute to cultural outcomes. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois