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Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul's School

Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul's School Description:

br As one of the most prestigious high schools in the nation St Paul s School in Concord New Hampshire has long been the exclusive domain of America s wealthiest sons But times have changed Today a new elite of boys and girls is being molded at St Paul s one that reflects the hope of openness but also the persistence of inequality br In Privilege Shamus Khan returns to his alma mater to provide an inside look at an institution that has been the private realm of the elite for the past years He shows that St Paul s students continue to learn what they always have how to embody privilege Yet while students once leveraged the trappings of upper class entitlement family connections and high culture current St Paul s students learn to succeed in a more diverse environment To be the future leaders of a more democratic world they must be at ease with everything from highbrow art to everyday life from Beowulf to Jaws and view hierarchies as ladders to scale Through deft portrayals of the relationships among students faculty and staff Khan shows how members of the new elite face the opening of society while still preserving the advantages that allow them to rule br

Rating: 3.65 out of 5

The Practice of Research: How Social Scientists Answer Their Questions

The Practice of Research: How Social Scientists Answer Their Questions Description:

This unique reader for research methods courses looks at how social scientists ask and answer questions em The Practice of Research em presents a practical guide to doing research by excerpting well known studies by some of the most distinguished social science researchers in the field today The excerpts represent nine methodological approaches and are accompanied by reflections where authors reveal how they resolved some of the challenges that face almost all research projects br strong Contributors include strong br Jessica Brown em University of Houston em br Shelley Correll em Stanford University em br Eszter Hargittai em Northwestern University em br Michael T Heaney em University of Michigan em br Steven Hitlin em University of Iowa em J Scott Brown em Miami University em and Glen H Elder Jr em University of North Carolina em br Ziad Munson em Lehigh University em br Mario Luis Small em University of Chicago em br The personal reflections written by authors of each excerpted paper were prepared specifically for this volume Focusing on the experience of actually doing research em The Practice of Research em illustrates methods in action This volume lets students not just read exemplary papers but also gives students access to these authors as they personally narrate their practical solutions to common research challenges br

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Educating Elites: Class Privilege and Educational Advantage

Educating Elites: Class Privilege and Educational Advantage Description:

The gaze of educational researchers has traditionally been turned down toward the experiences of communities deemed at risk presumably with the purpose of improving their plight Indeed theorizing about the relationship between education culture and society has typically emerged from the study of poor and marginalized groups in public schools Seldom have educational researchers considered class privilege and educational advantage in their attempts at understanding inequality and fomenting social justice This collection of groundbreaking studies breaks with this tradition by shifting the gaze of inquiry up toward the experiences of privilege in educational environments characterized by wealth and the abundance of material resources This edited volume brings together established and emerging scholars in education and the social sciences working critically to interrogate a diversity of educational environments serving the interests of influential groups both within and beyond schools The authors investigate the power relations that underlie various contexts of class privilege They shed light into the ways in which the success of a few relates to the failure of many

Rating: 3.31 out of 5