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Social capital for young people in educational and social policy, practice and research

Ralph Catts and Julie Allan

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/9781847429285.003.0012
Social capital for young people in educational and social policy, practice and research

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This chapter reviews the chapters in the book and identifies ways in which social capital might be better fostered. In terms of research and policy, the situated and transient nature of social capital is identified as both a challenge and an opportunity. It is concluded that young people make choices and gain chances for success through information and opportunities available in social networks both within schools and especially in the wider community. Therefore policy and practice to enable all young people to access a wider range of social networks is likely to enhance outcomes.

Keywords: Policy; research; Scotland; case study; social capital

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