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Social Capital and Schooling Decisions:

Brendan Ngeloo

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Brendan Ngeloo, Social Capital and Schooling Decisions: (2017), Logos Verlag, Berlin, ISBN: 9783832599805

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Beschreibung / Abstract

Social Capital and Schooling Decisions: a Multi-level Comparison with Selected Cases in Cameroon and Germany is a book written in a time when global political and economic organizations put education in front of their agenda and set up agencies in different educational institutions for reforming the current society. This volume examines the educational problem of difficult participation in formal education and the non-possession of educational certificates in a global and multi-level perspective - with reference to Cameroon and Germany as two distinct places within the modern world system.

The author, with her transnational experiences in both countries uses a data set of 138 at-risk young adults to highlight the specific educational meaning of social capital and to underline the need for analyzing educational problems in a multi-level comparative perspective. The book concludes that context matters and emphasizes on the need for the creation of a more equitable social and economic development policy which counteracts the inequality that is inherent in most centre - peripheral relations.

About the Author:
Brendan Ngeloo Abamukong holds a PhD in Educational Science and has worked as a research and teaching assistant at the Faculty of Human Sciences, department of Education at the Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany. She has currently moved to the Netherlands where she intends to continue her carrier in both educational research and practice.


  • Acknowledgements
  • Foreword
  • Table of content
  • List of Tables
  • List of Figures
  • Acronyms
  • Chapter 1
  • Introduction
  • 1.1 Statement of the problem
  • 1.2 Significance of the study and research objectives
  • 1.3 A brief overview of schooling situation in Cameroon and Germany
  • Chapter 2
  • Theoretical and terminological background
  • 2.3 An overview of dropout statistics with respect to social capital’s effect in Cameroon and Germany
  • Chapter 3
  • Methodology and Methods
  • Chapter 4
  • Research Findings
  • Chapter 5
  • Interpretation of results and further discussion
  • 5.1 Associating the role of macro-level systemic factors to the identified differences
  • Chapter 6
  • Conclusions, Limitations and Implications for Future studies
  • 6.3 Limitation of findings and implications for Future studies
  • References
  • Appendix Social capital variables and their scaling properties

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