Social capital, citizenship and continuing education: What are the connections?

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Author(s)John Morgan
The purpose of this short article is to consider the concepts of social capital and of citizenship, and to identify connections with continuing education, post-school education, and lifelong learning. The core of the article comprises three parts: first, the concept of social capital is considered, together with the related concept of cultural capital; second, the concept of citizenship is considered, together with the
related concept of active citizenship; and finally, using examples chiefly from the United Kingdom, the article considers the policy and practice of “continuing education” and their connections with the
theoretical concepts considered earlier.
CategoriesModernising PHE within diversified HE » 2009 19th Annual Conference