The High Status Track
Studies of Elite Schools and Stratification
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The essays in this groundbreaking volume significantly advance our understanding of the process by which an elite school education provides graduates with distinctly favorable life chances. The authors examine the contemporary issue and controversy in the field of education (and society) which focuses on both the advantages and disadvantages of public versus private schooling. Those interested in issues of social stratification and its impact in the educational context will find this a useful and important contribution to the literature in the field.
Paul Kingston is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia. Lionel Lewis is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at State University of New York at Buffalo.
"Elite preparatory schools and elite colleges have been neglected in the sociological literature. The research contained in this book suggests that recruitment to elite positions operates differently from recruitment to middle-class positions. This is highly significant. " — C. Hurn, University of Massachusetts