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Pathways to success in higher education : rethinking the social capital theory in the light of institutional diversity

Author: Gabriella Pusztai
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, [2015]
Series: Higher education research and policy, 7.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
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Pusztai, Gabriella.
Pathways to success in higher education
(DLC) 2015012300
(OCoLC)907060582
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriella Pusztai
ISBN: 9783653055771 3653055776
OCLC Number: 908685968
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Contents; Introduction; How context matters in education; Social capital in educational research: interpretations; Student achievement in a comparative perspective; In search of indicators of a school context effect ; Student success in tertiary education ; Who gets a degree in Hungarian higher education?; Should I stay ""(on campus)"" or should I go ""(to work)""?; Testing a complex indicator of student success; Institutional impact in higher education ; Social capital in campus settings; Embeddedness in interpretive communities; The diversity of campus environments ; Conclusions
Series Title: Higher education research and policy, 7.
Responsibility: Gabriella Pusztai.

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This volume surveys the role played by social connections when students make use of the expanding opportunities offered by contemporary tertiary education. We present our empirical results, which led  Read more...

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