ERIC Number: EJ363898
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1987
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Social Capital and the Development of Youth.
Coleman, James S.
Momentum, v18 n4 p6-8 Nov 1987
Reviews study findings showing that, in comparison to public school students, Catholic school students have higher achievement in mathematics and verbal skills, take more math and English classes, and have lower dropout-rates. Relates high achievement to the "social capital" available to Catholic school children, school staff, and the family. (DMM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Catholic Schools, Church Role, Community Influence, Community Support, Comparative Analysis, Dropouts, Educational Environment, Family Influence, High School Students, High Schools, Human Capital, Longitudinal Studies, Private Schools, Public Schools, School Effectiveness, School Holding Power, School Role, Social Capital, Social Environment, Student Development
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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