Fostering the Development of Social Capital to Enrich Student Experiences Through After-School Digital Tutoring Programs


Teacher Education; Leadership

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digital tutoring, social capital, pedagogy, after-school programs


Historically, tutoring has been considered an effective way of assisting academically challenged students. After-school digital tutoring programs that foster the development of social capital could provide academic and social support for struggling students in remote areas. However, research on how after-school digital tutoring programs can foster social capital development is sparse. In this study, we used the perspective of social capital theory to examine the factors that shaped student-learning experiences in an E-Tutor Program. Specific attention was given to the types of and the strategies for developing social capital. The study utilized a case study approach to analyze data collected from interviews, documents, and observations. The findings carry programmatic implications that emphasize the importance of care pedagogy and adult connection to support student growth in similar programs.

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Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange

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Chou, C. C., Chuang, H.-H., & Wharton-Beck, A. N. (2019). Fostering the development of social capital to enrich student experiences through after-school digital tutoring programs. Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange, 12(1), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.18785/jetde.1201.01