Preparing for Power America's Elite Boarding Schools

ISBN-10: 0465062695
ISBN-13: 9780465062690
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 9/30/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440

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. Book jacket.

Acknowledgments
Prologue: Seeking the Prep School Perspective
The World of Boarding Schools
Privilege and the Importance of Elite Education
Rousseau's Children: Total Educational Environments
The Chosen Ones
The Prep Rite of Passage
Cultural Capital: Curricula and Teachers
Academic Climates, Teaching Styles, and Student Stress
The Iron Hand in the Velvet Glove: Trustees, Heads, and Charisma
The Prep Crucible
The Student Underlife and the Loss of Innocence
The World Beyond
The Vital Link: Prep Schools and Higher Education
Preps at Play and in the Power Structure
Appendix
References
School Bulletins Cited
Index

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