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Lessons from Privilege

The American Prep School Tradition

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$36.50 • £29.95 • €33.00

ISBN 9780674525535

Publication Date: 01/12/1998


320 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Preface
  • Introduction: Sam’s Comment and the Prep School Tradition
  • Community
    • The Vulnerability of Educational Communities
    • The Family School
    • Governing Independent Communities
    • Diversity and Community
  • Standards
    • Student Incentives and the College Board System
    • The Collision of Standards and Meritocracy
    • The Challenge of Average College-Bound Students
  • Personalization
    • The Power of Personal Attention
    • The Role of the Good Teacher
  • Conclusion: Lessons from Privilege
  • Appendix: Sources and Methods
  • Notes
  • Index

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