The Resource Preparing for power : America's elite boarding schools, Peter W. Cookson, Jr., Caroline Hodges Persell

Preparing for power : America's elite boarding schools, Peter W. Cookson, Jr., Caroline Hodges Persell

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Preparing for power : America's elite boarding schools
Title
Preparing for power
Title remainder
America's elite boarding schools
Statement of responsibility
Peter W. Cookson, Jr., Caroline Hodges Persell
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
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. -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cookson, Peter W
Dewey number
373.2/22/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
LC58.4
LC item number
.C66 1985
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Persell, Caroline Hodges
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Preparatory schools
  • Upper class
  • Preparatory schools
  • Classes supérieures
  • Preparatory schools
  • Upper class
  • United States
  • Internaten
  • Elites
  • Preparatory school
  • Elite
  • Bildung
  • Internat
  • Schule
  • USA
  • Classes supérieures - Enseignement secondaire - Etats-Unis
  • Preparatory schools - Etats-Unis
  • Bildung
  • Elite
  • Internat
  • Preparatory school
  • Schule
  • USA
Label
Preparing for power : America's elite boarding schools, Peter W. Cookson, Jr., Caroline Hodges Persell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Extent
1 online resource (x, 260 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035675717
Label
Preparing for power : America's elite boarding schools, Peter W. Cookson, Jr., Caroline Hodges Persell
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Extent
1 online resource (x, 260 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035675717

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