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Elite Education and the Private School

Excellence and Arrogance at Phillips Exeter Academy. Mellen studies in education 11

By (author) Alan Howard Levy
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st Dec 1990
Dimensions: h 240mm
ISBN-10: 0889469474
ISBN-13: 9780889469471
Barcode No: 9780889469471
Synopsis
This volume considers many components of current crises and dilemmas in education through an analysis of one of the most celebrated secondary schools in the USA, Phillips Exeter Academy. The text illustrates how styles and techniques at Exeter have grown to eclipse educational content, a stasis resulting from an "education school" mentality among the teaching establishment that adversely affects American instruction. Alan Levy examines the "corporate culture" of Exeter and the way in which a surreal relationship of genuine and illegitimate standards stymies intellectual development among faculty, and hence, among students. The book also deals with the way students' problems with drugs, depression, sexuality, and suicide are either mishandled or ignored.

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