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ERIC Number: EJ1180093
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
When Job Training Is Not Enough: The Cultivation of Social Capital in Career Academies
Lanford, Michael; Maruco, Tattiya
American Educational Research Journal, v55 n3 p617-648 Jun 2018
Career academies are increasingly prominent in American secondary education. However, our understanding of these academies is limited by a paucity of research about the factors that make them viable and effective. This case study highlights, from the perspective of 52 academy coordinators and teachers and 41 students, distinctive features that enable career academies to provide valuable job-related experiences and improve student engagement. Employing the theoretical framework of social capital, the findings emphasize the importance of boundary spanners who have the ability to maintain relationships between industry and educational institutions, bounded solidarity that facilitates an exchange of resources within an academy, and the information potential of the academy in terms of academic and personal support for students outside of the classroom.
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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: California
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