School Connections: U.S. Mexican Youth, Peers, and School by Margaret A. Gibson, Patricia C. Gandara, Jill Peterson

By Margaret A. Gibson, Patricia C. Gandara, Jill Peterson Koyama

This quantity examines the continuing social dynamic among peer family members and educational fulfillment, bringing jointly the most recent pondering from well-known students in anthropology, psychology, sociology, and schooling. It hyperlinks new study on Mexican-origin teens, their peer family members, and their educational success.

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By Margaret A. Gibson, Patricia C. Gandara, Jill Peterson Koyama

This quantity examines the continuing social dynamic among peer family members and educational fulfillment, bringing jointly the most recent pondering from well-known students in anthropology, psychology, sociology, and schooling. It hyperlinks new study on Mexican-origin teens, their peer family members, and their educational success.

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In contrast, the idea that peer relations among working-class students might also constitute “social capital” seems less accepted. Of particular interest to this volume is whether adolescent working-class peer networks can reasonably constitute social capital. This interest parallels current questions in educational circles: Can working-class youth function as authentic “social capital” for each other? If so, in what contexts do they function as such? And, additionally, in what ways does such peer social capital relate/resemble/mirror/intersect with social capital mobilized in adult social networks?

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