Developing values of social capital in Social studies for promoting social Justice and equal world

Nasution Nasution


The first time the concept of social capital was introduced by Hanifan, when he described how a headmaster in a village in West Virginia who had been able to work together with local people in making general improvements in the field of recreation, intellectuality, morality, and economy. After that many scholars interest to develop the concept. Social capital according to Francis Fukuyama is the ability to do social cooperation on the basis of the values of honesty and reciprocity. Social capital also includes norms of cooperation that has been settled in the relationship among a group of people. The study aim to describe the development of the concept of social capital, its roles in solving the social problems and how to internalized the social capital values to the teaching social studies to boost the students’ abilities in creating social justice and equal world.

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