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Yamauchi, Lois A.; Ponte, Eva; Ratliffe, Katherine T.; Traynor, Kevin – School Community Journal, 2017
This study investigated the theoretical frameworks used to frame research on family-school partnerships over a five-year period. Although many researchers have described their theoretical approaches, little has been written about the diversity of frameworks used and how they are applied. Coders analyzed 215 journal articles published from 2007 to…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Models, Family Involvement
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Rogošic, Silvia; Baranovic, Branislava – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2016
The influence of social capital on an individual's educational achievements is the subject of numerous scientific papers. Research on social capital is most frequently based on Coleman's (1988) or Bourdieu's (1986) theories of capital, which are related to different paradigms of social theory: whereas Coleman's approach has its roots in structural…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Academic Achievement, Educational Attainment, Social Mobility
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Vorhaus, John – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2014
Social capital is frequently offered up as a variable to explain such educational outcomes as academic attainment, drop-out rates and cognitive development. Yet, despite its popularity amongst social scientists, social capital theory remains the object of some scepticism, particularly in respect of its explanatory ambitions. I provide an account…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Educational Attainment, Social Theories, Educational Theories
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Gearin, B. – Journal of Education Policy, 2017
This conceptual history traces the rise of "social capital" from the theories of James Coleman and Pierre Bourdieu to its eventual adoption in fields such as primatology and evolutionary psychology. It argues that the earliest theories of social capital were formulated in response to a growing perception that education was an economic…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Educational Research, Primatology, Neoliberalism
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Clegg, Sue – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
This paper explores some of the unresolved tensions in higher education systems and the contradiction between widening participation and the consolidation of social position. It shows how concepts of capital derived from Bourdieu, Coleman and Putnam provide a powerful basis for critique, but risk a deficit view of students from less privileged…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Policy, Cultural Capital, Criticism
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McGonigal, James; Doherty, Robert; Allan, Julie; Mills, Sarah; Catts, Ralph; Redford, Morag; McDonald, Andy; Mott, Jane; Buckley, Christine – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2007
This paper synthesises a collaborative review of social capital theory, with particular regard for its relevance to the changing educational landscape within Scotland. The review considers the common and distinctive elements of social capital, developed by the founding fathers--Putnam, Bourdieu and Coleman--and explores how these might help to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Integration, Social Capital, Educational Change
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Wang, Dan – School Community Journal, 2008
Guided by both Coleman and Bourdieu's theories on social capital, I interviewed Chinese immigrant parents to understand their experiences in weaving social connections with the school and teachers to benefit their children's education. This study confirms Coleman's argument that human capital in parents will not transfer to the children…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
Corra, Jennifer Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2015
This study examines the influences that high school seniors considered when making their plans for after graduation. Bourdieu's theory of habitus and Coleman's social capital theory inform the conceptual framework. Qualitative interviews were conducted with students and school counselors from four rural Kentucky school districts. Family, peers and…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, High School Seniors, Student Attitudes, Social Capital
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Allard, Andrea C. – Theory and Research in Education, 2005
This article considers Bourdieu's concepts of "social capital" and "social fields", comparing and contrasting his use of these concepts with that of James Coleman and Robert Putnam. It examines how Bourdieu's ideas offer a different way of understanding the lives of economically disadvantaged young women designated as "at…
Descriptors: Females, Economically Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries, Social Capital
Whittock, Tammy – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Through this mixed-method study, the researcher investigated social reproduction in a student's decision to follow the Louisiana Career/Basic Core Diploma Path. In 2008-2009, Louisiana's cohort graduation rate was 67.3%, which was well below the national average of 75.5%, ranking Louisiana forty-sixth in the country. This rate led to the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Course Selection (Students), Vocational Education, Mixed Methods Research
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Wall, Ellen; Ferrazzi, Gabriele; Schryer, Frans – Rural Sociology, 1998
Overview of the origins, development, rapid diffusion, and current usage of the concept of social capital in the literature. Focuses on three approaches to operationalizing the concept: those of James Coleman, Pierre Bourdieu, and Robert Putnam. Discusses social capital as a resource, as goal-oriented, and as a contributor to social control and…
Descriptors: Group Membership, Human Capital, Interpersonal Relationship, Social Capital
Schuller, Tom – 1999
The arguments for deschooling expressed by Ivan Illich a quarter of a century ago have relevance today. We are in danger of losing their most salient insights; perhaps because the critique was phrased in this oversimplified binary form, excessive institutionalization should be countered by deinstitutionalization, professionalism by…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Developed Nations, Educational Philosophy, Educational Sociology