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The New Meritocracy: A History of UK Independent Schools, 1979-2014
 

The New Meritocracy: A History of UK Independent Schools, 1979-2014 (Hardback)

By Peel, Mark

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Independent schools have always attracted controversy. Many in society take issue with the high level of privilege they enjoy. Yet in recent years what was formerly a scarcely regulated field with sharply varying standards, has seen a revolution in methods and results. Independen...t schools now exert an extraordinary reach and influence upon Britain's professional and political elites. The fact that many of these schools are wealthy and privileged goes without saying; less understood is the vastly superior level of education they now offer. In The New Meritocracy Mark Peel examines how independent schools have benefited from competition, and raised their game in manifold ways. He is also candid about the new problems facing these schools, from the sad decline of sportsmanship on the field (arising from a 'win-at-all-cost' attitude that has migrated across from professional sport) to the issue of mental health problems resulting from high pressures placed on students. In this remarkably thoroughly researched analysis of an under-examined topic, Mark Peel offers a multi-faceted portrait of the state of the sector over the last thirty years. He evaluates its many considerable strengths, its future challenges, and shows how what was once seen as an outdated wing of the Establishment has transformed itself into a formidable engine of modern education.
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ISBN 9781783961757
Publisher Elliott & Thompson Limited
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781783961757
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Elliott & Thompson Limited
Imprint Elliott & Thompson Limited
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Peel, Mark
Category History of Specific Subjects
Independent / Public Schools
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 371.020941
Weight 612g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Private schools - History - 20th century - Great Britain, Private schools - History - 21st century - Great Britain, Private schools - Social aspects - Great Britain, Elite Social sciences - History - 20th century - Great Britain, Elite Social sciences - History - 21st century - Great Britain
NBS Text Education & Teaching
ONIX Text General/trade

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