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ERIC Number: EJ796320
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0002-4805
A Theory of Success for Disadvantaged Children: Reconceptualization of Social Capital in the Light of Resilience
Zhang, Xiao Ying; DeBlois, Lucie; Deniger, Marc-Andre; Kamanzi, Canisius
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v54 n1 p97-111 Spr 2008
Social capital is a term widely used in diverse contexts and in diverse meanings. For the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD, 1998), social capital is defined as networks with shared norms and values that facilitate cooperation (Cote & Healy, 2001); for Putnam (1995), as networks, norms, and trust that enable members of the community to pursue common objectives. In the context of education, social capital is conceptualized in terms of its function in producing human capital (Coleman, 1988). It is lodged in the structure of relations between a child and his or her parents, other adults in the community, and his or her friends.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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