Conceptual Framework of Cultural Capital Development: A New Perspective for the Success of Diverse College Students

Journal by Aragon, Steven R. & Kose, Brad W. . 103-128 Pages

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High postsecondary attrition rates and low graduate rates remain a major problems for students of color, students from lower SES backgrounds and first-generation students. The purpose of this chapter is to review the extant literature on cultural capital and education and identify limitations. Additionally, we propose an emergent comprehensive theoretical framework for better understanding the influence of cultural capital within the context of postsecondary student retention and the achievement of particular student outcomes.