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Author Cookson, Peter W.

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

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, [1985]


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  373.222    Check Shelf
Description x, 260 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 240-249.
Note Includes index.
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.
Subject Preparatory schools -- United States.
Upper class -- Education (Secondary) -- United States.
Added Author Persell, Caroline Hodges.
ISBN 0465062687: $19.95
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