Pathways to Success in Higher Education: Rethinking the Social Capital Theory in the Light of Institutional Diversity by Gabriella PusztaiPathways to Success in Higher Education: Rethinking the Social Capital Theory in the Light of Institutional Diversity by Gabriella Pusztai

Pathways to Success in Higher Education: Rethinking the Social Capital Theory in the Light of…

byGabriella Pusztai

Hardcover | May 11, 2015

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Students are influenced by their peer networks instead of the invisible hand of meritocracy. This statement by David Riesman is still true today. The volume analyses how students make use of social connections and the expanding opportunities offered by contemporary tertiary education. The results show that the resources provided by higher education institutions may be termed social capital, adding a new dimension to literature related to students and the institutional environment.
Gabriella Pusztai is Professor of Sociology of Education at the University of Debrecen, Hungary. She is Head of the Doctoral School of Human Sciences and Director of the Center for Higher Education Research and Development, CHERD.
Title:Pathways to Success in Higher Education: Rethinking the Social Capital Theory in the Light of…Format:HardcoverDimensions:9.06 × 6.1 × 0.98 inPublished:May 11, 2015Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631664265

ISBN - 13:9783631664261

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Table of Contents

Contents: Social capital in educational research – Context effect on student achievement – Student selection and admission to bachelor and master degree programmes – Indicators of student success in higher education – Embeddedness in interpretive communities – Impact and diversity of campus environments.