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Preparing for power : America's elite boarding schools

Author: Peter W Cookson; Caroline Hodges Persell
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. -- Publisher's description.
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Cookson, Peter W.
Preparing for power.
New York : Basic Books, ©1985
(OCoLC)565067073
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter W Cookson; Caroline Hodges Persell
ISBN: 0465062687 9780465062683 0465062695 9780465062690
OCLC Number: 12680970
Description: x, 260 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Privilege and the importance of elite education --
Rousseau's children: total educational environments --
Chosen ones --
Cultural capital: curricula and teachers --
Academic climates, teaching styles, and student stress --
The iron hand in the velvet glove: trustees, heads, and charisma --
Prep crucible --
Student underlife and the loss of innocence --
Vital link: prep schools and higher education --
Preps at play and in the power structure.
Responsibility: Peter W. Cookson, Jr., Caroline Hodges Persell.
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