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Preparing for Power : America's Elite Boarding Schools

Preparing for Power : America's Elite Boarding Schools - 85 edition

ISBN13: 978-0465062690

Cover of Preparing for Power : America
ISBN13: 978-0465062690
ISBN10: 0465062695
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 85
Publisher: Basic Books, Inc.
Published: 1985
International: No

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Preparing for Power : America's Elite Boarding Schools - 85 edition

ISBN13: 978-0465062690

Peter W. Jr. Cookson and Caroline Hodges Persell

ISBN13: 978-0465062690
ISBN10: 0465062695
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 85
Publisher: Basic Books, Inc.

Published: 1985
International: No
Summary

Why do private boarding schools produce such a disproportionate number of leaders in business, government, and the arts? In the most comprehensive study of its kind to date, two sociologists describe the complex ways in which elite schools prepare students for success and power, and they also provide a lively behind-the-scenes look at prep-school life and underlife.

Table of Contents

  1. Prologue : Seeking the Prep School Perspective
  2. The World of Boarding Schools
  3. Privilege and the Importance of Elite Education
  4. Rousseau's Children : Total Educational Environments
  5. The Chosen Ones
  6. The Prep Rite of Passage
  7. Cultural Capital : Curricula and Teachers
  8. Academic Climates, Teaching Styles, and Student Stress
  9. The Iron Hand in the Velvet Glove : Trustees, Heads, and Charisma
  10. The Prep Crucible
  11. The Student Underlife and the Loss of Innocence
  12. The World Beyond
  13. The Vital Link : Prep Schools and Higher Education
  14. Preps at Play and in the Power Structure
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