Smyth, John (2004) Social capital and the ‘Socially Just School’. British Journal of Sociology of Education. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 25 (1). pp. 19-33.

This paper argues that growing inequalities make it imperative that schools reinvent themselves around the issue of social justice. Through a case study of an Australian primary school, teacher‐based forms of social capital are explored revealing progressive pedagogies to be an important precursor to the ‘socially just school’.