Concepts of
           Human and Social Capital:
           impact for schools



07/16/09
What are governments, societies,
individuals striving for? What
are their objectives?
                                   p...
Human and economic well-being




 07/16/09
Human and economic well-being




 07/16/09
Human and economic well-being




 07/16/09
‘Capital’
     ‘human capital revolution’: from land,
     physical capital, etc. to human capital
     education = invest...
Human and social capital




 07/16/09
Human and social capital
     Human Capital                     Social Capital
            resides in individuals       re...
Human capital: key elements
 1. Communication                1. Inter-personal skills
            literacy                ...
Human capital: measurement
     educational attainment
            years of schooling
            credentials, degrees
   ...
Human capital: e.g. literacy
                   Sweden     6        19                   39                     36
       ...
Social capital: key elements
     involvement in community and
     organizational life
     public engagement (incl. voti...
Social capital: measurement
     still in its infancy
     use of proxy measures (club meeting, …)
     or inverse measure...
Social capital: e.g. trust




  07/16/09
Educational impact
     human capital < learning investments in
     various settings
            social and cultural cont...
Educational impact
     human capital has a strong impact on
     well-being of individuals and societies
            empl...
Educational impact
     social capital is built in variety of
     institutions, but also learning environments
     has a...
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Human Social Capital

  1. 1. Concepts of Human and Social Capital: impact for schools 07/16/09
  2. 2. What are governments, societies, individuals striving for? What are their objectives? personal human progress happiness social inclusion social cohesion economic social welfare growth life satisfaction quality of life 07/16/09
  3. 3. Human and economic well-being 07/16/09
  4. 4. Human and economic well-being 07/16/09
  5. 5. Human and economic well-being 07/16/09
  6. 6. ‘Capital’ ‘human capital revolution’: from land, physical capital, etc. to human capital education = investing in human capital return; rates of return from narrow economical notion of human capital to broader notion of human and social capital 07/16/09
  7. 7. Human and social capital 07/16/09
  8. 8. Human and social capital Human Capital Social Capital resides in individuals resides in social • knowledge relations and networks • skills • networking • attributes • shared norms, values developed in formal and understandings and informal learning built by investments in facilitating creation of families, communities, personal, social and … to nations economic well-being variety of benefits 07/16/09
  9. 9. Human capital: key elements 1. Communication 1. Inter-personal skills literacy teamwork 2nd language comp leardership 2. Numeracy 2. Other skills and 3. Intra-personal skills attributes motivation facility in using ICT learning-to-learn tacit knowledge capacity to make problem-solving ethical judgements etc. 07/16/09
  10. 10. Human capital: measurement educational attainment years of schooling credentials, degrees actual skills and competences from self-assessment to realistic measurements to comparative international assessment 07/16/09
  11. 11. Human capital: e.g. literacy Sweden 6 19 39 36 Netherlands 10 26 44 20 Flanders 15 24 43 17 Germany 9 33 40 19 Canada 18 25 32 25 Australia 17 28 38 17 Switzerland 18 29 37 16 United States 24 26 31 19 United Kingdom 23 27 31 19 New Zealand 21 29 32 18 Ireland 25 32 32 12 Poland 45 31 18 6 level 1 level 2 level 3 level 4/5 07/16/09
  12. 12. Social capital: key elements involvement in community and organizational life public engagement (incl. voting) community and volunteering informal sociability inter-personal trust bonding – bridging – linking 07/16/09
  13. 13. Social capital: measurement still in its infancy use of proxy measures (club meeting, …) or inverse measures (crime, family breakdown, …) 07/16/09
  14. 14. Social capital: e.g. trust 07/16/09
  15. 15. Educational impact human capital < learning investments in various settings social and cultural contexts are important learning arrangements affect social and cultural distribution of human capital inequality of educational opportunities go hand in hand with economic inequality and overall human capital standards 07/16/09
  16. 16. Educational impact human capital has a strong impact on well-being of individuals and societies employment and earnings, economic growth health and social welfare lowering crime civic participation subjective well-being 07/16/09
  17. 17. Educational impact social capital is built in variety of institutions, but also learning environments has a big impact on health, social integration, happiness, child welfare but also has economic benefits human and social capital mutually reinforcing 07/16/09

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