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ERIC Number: EJ948928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
Community-Based Education and Social Capital in an Urban After-School Program
Miller, Peter M.
Education and Urban Society, v44 n1 p35-60 Jan 2012
This qualitative case study examined how social capital development was facilitated in an urban after-school program. Specific attention was devoted to identifying structures and strategies that helped student participants develop social capital, the types of social networks that were developed through program participation, and the outcomes that were attributed to these networks. The findings suggest that the program's purposeful design and skillful implementation presented students with opportunities to forge heterogeneous and bridging relationships that fundamentally shaped their learning experiences and their future social, educational, and professional aspirations. (Contains 2 notes and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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