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Preparing for Power : America's Elite Boarding Schools

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

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

ISBN13: 9780465062690

ISBN10: 0465062695

Preparing for Power : America
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 85
Copyright: 1985
Publisher: Basic Books, Inc.
Published: 1985
International: No
Preparing for Power : America

ISBN13: 9780465062690

ISBN10: 0465062695

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 85

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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

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