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ERIC Number: EJ1155359
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Transforming Educational Experiences in Low-Income Communities: A Qualitative Case Study of Social Capital in a Full-Service Community School
Galindo, Claudia; Sanders, Mavis; Abel, Yolanda
American Educational Research Journal, v54 n1 suppl p140S-163S Apr 2017
Full-service community schools aim to reduce educational inequality by addressing the multifaceted needs of low-income children and youth. Critical to this task is the ability of these schools to generate sufficient social capital to provide students, families, and teachers with essential resources. Using data from a qualitative case study, this article explores how social capital was manifested in an urban full-service community elementary school. Findings show that the principal, teachers, and staff were important sources of school-based social capital, which enabled the provision of services to students and families. However, resource scarcity and interethnic tensions threatened the expansion of social capital and the school's transformative potential. We discuss implications of these findings for the theory, research, and practice of full-service community schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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