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The enigmatic academy : class, bureaucracy, and religion in American education

Author: Christian J Churchill; Gerald Levy
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : Temple University Press, 2012.
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"The Enigmatic Academy is a provocative look at the purpose and practice of education in America. Authors Christian Churchill and Gerald Levy use three case studies - a liberal arts college, a boarding school, and a Job Corps centre - to illustrate how class, bureaucratic, and secular-religious dimensions of education prepare youth for participation in American foreign and domestic policy at all levels. The authors  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Churchill, Christian J., 1969-
Enigmatic academy.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Temple University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011047597
(OCoLC)758391330
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christian J Churchill; Gerald Levy
ISBN: 9781439907856 1439907854 1280778288 9781280778285
OCLC Number: 796815918
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 223 pages)
Contents: pt. I. Plufort College. The regional atmosphere --
The development thrust --
The Symbiotic community --
The academic trajectory --
The sociopolitical whirlpool --
The socially ironic reality screen --
The public relations panorama --
The competitive strain --
Conclusion: the bureaucratic grip --
pt. II. Mountainview School. The Brahmin tone --
The civil service intrusion --
The embattled entitlement path --
The clubbable induction --
The currency of behavior --
The leisured deviance realm --
Conclusion: rentier incorrigibility in academe --
pt. III. Landover Job Corps Center. History: profit motives, local fears, violent outbreaks --
Approaching Landover --
The river to the job --
Responses to institutionalized failure --
Students: "it's a risky place" --
Conclusion: the veil of ennui.
Responsibility: Christian J. Churchill, Gerald Levy.

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