Preparing for Power
America's Elite Boarding Schools New edition
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Preparing for Power by Peter W. Cookson, Jr.
Book DescriptionA lively behind-the-scenes look at prep school life and underlife.. 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 prepschool life and underlife.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465062690
(204mm x 127mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 9-Sep-1987
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Peter W. Cookson, Jr.
Sacred Trust, Paperback (July 2011)
Peter Cookson asserts that all children have the right to an excellent education, and provides steps for creating an action plan that will lead to equitable schools.
Expect Miracles, Paperback (July 2003)
Places the debate concerning the future of public education in a meaningful framework that allows the reader to ask new questions and seek genuine solutions
School Choice, Paperback (August 1995)» View all books by Peter W. Cookson, Jr.
The school choice reform movement believes parents should have a choice of where they send their children to school. In this book the author, an educational sociologist, discusses the practice and politics of school choice objectively and comprehensively.
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Author Biography - Peter W. Cookson, Jr.
Peter W. Cookson, Jr., is senior research associate in the Department of Sociology at New York University. Caroline Hodges Persell is professor and chairperson in the Department of Sociology at New York University.
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