Educating Elites Class Privilege and Educational Advantage

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  • Copyright: 2010-10-16
  • Publisher: R&L Education
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This collection of groundbreaking studies breaks with the tradition of gauging inequality by looking down at at-risk or poverty-disadvantaged schools and shifts the gaze of inquiry up toward the experiences of privilege in educational environments characterized by wealth and the abundance of material resources.

Author Biography

Adam Howard is associate professor of education at Colby College. He is author of Learning Privilege: Lessons of Power and identity in Affluent Schooling. Rubn A. Gaztambide-Fernndez is assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. He is author of The Best of the Best: Becoming Elite at an American Boarding School.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. v
Introduction: Why Study Up?p. 1
Preparing for Power: Twenty-Five Years Laterp. 13
Educating for Hegemony, Researching for Change: Collaborating with Teachers and Students to Examine Bullying at an Elite Private Schoolp. 31
A Part and Apart: Students of Color Negotiating Boundaries at an Elite Boarding Schoolp. 55
Stepping Outside Class: Affluent Students Resisting Privilegep. 79
Getting In: How Elite Schools Play the College Gamep. 97
The Effects of Parents' College Tier on Their Offspring's Educational Attainmentsp. 113
Class Dismissed? The Social-Class Worldviews of Privileged College Studentsp. 131
Pageantry, Pedagogy, and Pandorea: Literacies of the Southern Bellep. 153
On Not Seeming Like You Want Anything: Privileged Girls' Dilemmas of Ambition and Selflessnessp. 173
Conclusion: Outlining a Research Agenda on Elite Educationp. 195
About the Contributorsp. 211
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