Capital Impact On Education And Will Affect All Future Teachers

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Three forms of capital have a tremendous impact on education and will affect all future teachers. The first form of capital is social capital. Social capital is defined according to Eval (2016) as either “obligations and expectations, information channels, or as social norms” (p. 1). The implication of social capital in education is that “social patterns and processes” “contribute to the ethnic disparities of student achievement” (Eval, 2016,p. 1). As teachers, we need to be aware of how much social capital can affect our students. Social capital has a lot to do with a student’s home life. Parental expectations and obligations, as well as the social networks that exist between the school, the family, and the community are key for a student’s success. As a teacher, if we know a student does not have the best home life, we need to reach out to that student and the parents in order to build up the social capital and help the student to reach their full potential. Another form of capital is cultural capital. Cultural capital is “the process of consciously socializing children to develop social assets” (Brown, 2016, p. 116) Cultural capital can also be when “generations share their culture and beliefs with their youth” (Brown, 2016, p. 116). This form of capital is extremely important because it helps with educational success, including first generation student’s success in college. Cultural capital also is important in the development of students learning to read. This is…

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