Schooling and Social Capital in Diverse Cultures, Volume 13 by Alex Nutt, Emily Hannum, Bruce Fuller

By Alex Nutt, Emily Hannum, Bruce Fuller

Some of the most seductive themes lately is the sphere of social capital - the webs of belief, mutual legal responsibility, and cultural wisdom that circulate via neighborhood details - that yield assets in human-scale institutions of people. once we ask in regards to the implications for kid's studying and function within the tuition establishment, even though, the build speedy turns into slippery to carry. The 2001 quantity offers 5 papers that supply empirical facts at the nature and lifetime of social capital throughout diversified ethnic teams and cultural settings. those clean experiences delve into the assets embedded in Latino and Asian-American peer teams, how immigrant mom and dad' networks and norms variably push their young children to accomplish at school, and the way kids' involvement in ethnic-rooted church buildings give a contribution social capital. the quantity comprises 3 commentaries, authored through David Baker, Patricia Fernandez-Kelly, and Raymond Wong, and a overview bankruptcy by means of the editors.

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When these measures are combined in a summary index with each component equally weighted, the results are not surprising. 1. , 1997, 1996). McLanahan and Sandefur (1994) note that children living in single parent families have less social capital available to them because they lack the information, support, and supervision of the absent parent. In this respect, Vietnamese and Mexican families do not seem to differ much. Vietnamese families are slightly more likely to be intact (with both natural Family and Non-Family Roots of Social Capital 51 Table 2.

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