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what are some examples of social and cultural capital that young children experience
What is "social and cultural capital?"
cultural capital is defined as “forms of knowledge, both tangible and intangible, that have value in a given society in relation to status and power
Cultural capital defines how people (human) engage each other (social) and their resources (economic).
What about social capital?
Social capital refers to the collective value of all "social networks" [who people know] and the inclinations that arise from these networks to do things for each other ["norms of reciprocity"].
Young children bring the cultural customs of their families to preschool. These customs include both spoken and body language. An example is the 10-year-old Korean child who moves to the U.S. In Korea she was taught not to look teachers in the eyes. Of course here, the teachers expect children to look them in the eyes.
The social capital a child brings involves how his parents and siblings treat him. If they fight and suffer physical abuse, the child will likely display these behaviors at school.