Fostering Social Capital Among At-Risk Students in an Alternative Education Program: A Qualitative Study

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Title: Fostering Social Capital Among At-Risk Students in an Alternative Education Program: A Qualitative Study
Authors: Moalimishak, Abdulhakim
Date: 2016
Abstract: The aim of this qualitative study was to look at social capital formation among at-risk students in an alternative education program. Social capital has been applied to a broad range of fields to highlight the benefits that individuals, organizations and communities accrue from supportive relationships and networks. However, to date no research has looked specifically at social capital formation among at-risk students in a Canadian alternative high school. For this reason the author decided to examine the lived experiences of twelve Canadian at-risk students currently attending Sunnyside Alternative High School, with the aim of describing how social capital was fostered. The mainstream school and alternative school experiences of the students were compared based on the research questions and a conceptual framework of social capital formation. The findings of the research confirmed the importance of affective bonding social capital, as well as an inclusive learning environment at the alternative school.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/34474
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-5607
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