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Document Number: 4235

Social Capital and Dropping Out of High School: Benefits to At-Risk Students of Teachers' Support and Guidance - Do teachers provide students with valuable forms of social capital? Do these forms of social capital increase the likelihood that students complete high school, particularly students who are at risk of failure? This report, from the Teachers College Record, uses data from the National Educational Longitudinal Study to address these two questions. The study found that while teacher-based forms of social capital are generally beneficial for all students, students at risk of dropping out of high school benefit most. (Robert Croninger and Valerie E. Lee, Teachers College Record, 2001)...

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At-Risk (incl. Dropout Prevention)

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