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Multiple capitals and Scottish independent schools: the (re) production of advantage

Bob Lingard, Joan Forbes, Gaby Weiner and John Horne

in Social Capital, Children and Young People

Published by Policy Press

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9781847429285
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9781447307570 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847429285.003.0010
Multiple capitals and Scottish independent schools: the (re) production of advantage

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This chapter reports on social capital within independent schools. It investigates the activities that supported bonding processes within the school communities, and bridging social capital with other independent schools, but not with other young people in the neighbourhood of the schools. The schools were successful in drawing upon the financial, cultural and social capital of the families of those who attend to provide opportunities for young people to link with others across a diverse range of professional opportunities.

Keywords: independent schools; secondary education; advantage; Scotland; case study; social capital; policy; research

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