In this Getting Smart podcast, Tom Vander Ark chats with Julia Freeland Fisher and Dr. Mahnaz Charania about their new paper, “The missing metrics: Emerging practices for measuring students’ relationships and networks.” The paper outlines how measuring for diversity and social capital can open new doors and perspectives for students at various junctures in their education journey. Through this, education systems can start to build an evidence base for closing the social side of opportunity gaps and ensure that all students are supported equitably in their path to economic prosperity.

Join in for the conversation as Tom, Julia, and Mahnaz discuss the four-dimensional framework for measuring students’ social capital they’ve proposed in their paper, “The Missing Metrics,” and why social capital needs to be taken into account when addressing equity, access, and more.


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