Social Capital, Children and Young People

Implications for Practice, Policy and Research

Edited by Julie Allan and Ralph Catts

Social Capital, Children and Young People

Edited by Julie Allan and Ralph Catts

Distributed for Bristol University Press

233 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2012
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781847429278 Published June 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9781847429285 Published June 2012 For sale in North and South America only

The idea of social capital—people’s relationships and networks—greatly interests policymakers, but evidence of how it actually works is scant. This unique collection explores the social capital of children and young people, and in one case parents and teachers, in a wide range of formal and informal settings. An interdisciplinary group of contributors provides in-depth accounts of children and young people developing and using social capital along with critical reflections on its significance and on the experience of researching these at times vulnerable people.

Notes on contributors

1. Introduction
      Julie Allan, Ralph Catts and Kevin Stelfox
Part I. Social capital and inclusion
2. Evaluating an inclusive education programme: lessons in transient social capital
      Beth Cross, Julie Allan and Dorothy McDonald
3. Inclusion of pupils from refugee families
      Geri Smyth, George MacBride, Grace Paton and Nathalie Sheridan
4. Social capital in the lives of young carers
      Moncia Barry
5. Youth club connections
      Marion Allison and Ralph Catts
6. Commentary: social capital and inclusion: implications for practice
      George MacBride
Part II. Social capital in and out of school
7. Social capital transitions of ’Get Ready For Work’ trainees
      Janine Muldoon and Ralph Catts
8. Social capital, diversity and inclusion: lessons from one primary school
      Rowena Arshad and Susan Maclennan
9. Transitions to secondary schooling: a social capital perspective
      Kevin Stelfox and Ralph Catts
10. Multiple capitals and Scottish independent schools: the (re)production of advantage
      Bob Lingard, Joan Forbes, Gaby Weiner and John Horne
11. Commentary: schools and social capital: implications for practice
      Rowena Arshad
12. Social capital for young people in educational and social policy, practice and research
      Ralph Catts and Julie Allan

Review Quotes
Tom Schuller, Longview
“It is heartening to see such careful and honest application of the notion of social capital to educational issues. This book makes important Scottish evidence available to a wider audience.”
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