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Independent schools, private education

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The State of Independence: Key Challenges Facing Private Schools Today

The State of Independence: Key Challenges Facing Private Schools Today

Author: David (Wellington College, UK) James Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/04/2019

Exploring the most significant challenges facing independent schools today, this book asks leading figures from education, economics, politics, philosophy and the arts to give their views on how independent schools can adapt to rapidly changing markets which see them scrutinised as never before. Acknowledging the independent sector as a vital and growing part of the global education system, this book explores how schools are to respond to financial, moral, pastoral and academic challenges, and so ensure their own survival, and the futures of the children they educate. Breaking a complex and varied field down into ten clear areas of analysis, essays written by leading education experts tackle the key challenges faced by independent schools around the world. Commentators consider the issues created by the upward trend of educating international students, question the extent to which independent schools have echoed societal movements towards greater access, diversity and gender fluidity, and provide first-hand insight into the experiences of staff, pupils and parents involved in the everyday functioning and longer-term development of the independent sector. A health check on this most controversial of sectors, this book will enlighten and inform not only those working in independent schools today, but anyone interested in education, and will make an important contribution to a bigger debate about the place of independent schools at a time of political, economic and societal uncertainty.

The State of Independence: Key Challenges Facing Private Schools Today

The State of Independence: Key Challenges Facing Private Schools Today

Author: David (Wellington College, UK) James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/04/2019

Exploring the most significant challenges facing independent schools today, this book asks leading figures from education, economics, politics, philosophy and the arts to give their views on how independent schools can adapt to rapidly changing markets which see them scrutinised as never before. Acknowledging the independent sector as a vital and growing part of the global education system, this book explores how schools are to respond to financial, moral, pastoral and academic challenges, and so ensure their own survival, and the futures of the children they educate. Breaking a complex and varied field down into ten clear areas of analysis, essays written by leading education experts tackle the key challenges faced by independent schools around the world. Commentators consider the issues created by the upward trend of educating international students, question the extent to which independent schools have echoed societal movements towards greater access, diversity and gender fluidity, and provide first-hand insight into the experiences of staff, pupils and parents involved in the everyday functioning and longer-term development of the independent sector. A health check on this most controversial of sectors, this book will enlighten and inform not only those working in independent schools today, but anyone interested in education, and will make an important contribution to a bigger debate about the place of independent schools at a time of political, economic and societal uncertainty.

Independent Schools Yearbook 2018-2019

Independent Schools Yearbook 2018-2019

Author: Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

The Independent Schools Yearbook is the highly-respected book of reference of Independent Schools in membership of the Independent Schools Council's Associations: HMC, GSA, The Society of Heads, IAPS, and ISA. Published and updated annually since 1889 the 'Blue Book' is often referred to as the 'Bible' of information on independent schools. More than 1,200 School Profiles with information on Contact details, Location, Facilities, Numbers, Admission, Fees, Scholarships and Bursaries, Staff, Curriculum, Sports/Games, The Arts, Extra-Curricular Activities, Community Service, Recent/Planned Developments, News and Events. May I say how valuable and useful your publication proves itself to be - I regularly direct parents to it when considering senior school options as well as using it extensively myself. Head of an IAPS School (Jan 2011)

Gilded Youth Privilege, Rebellion and the British Public School

Gilded Youth Privilege, Rebellion and the British Public School

Author: James Brooke-Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/02/2019

The British public school is an iconic institution, a training ground for the ruling elite and a symbol of national identity and tradition. But beyond the elegant architecture and evergreen playing fields is a turbulent history of teenage rebellion, sexual dissidence, and political radicalism. James Brooke-Smith wades into the wilder shores of public-school life over the last three hundred years in Gilded Youth. He uncovers armed mutinies in the late eighteenth century, a Victorian craze for flagellation, dandy-aesthetes of the 1920s, quasi-scientific discourse on masturbation, Communist scares in the 1930s, and the salacious tabloid scandals of the present day. Drawing on personal experience, extensive research, and public school representations in poetry, school slang, spy films, popular novels, and rock music, Brooke-Smith offers a fresh account of upper-class adolescence in Britain and the role of elite private education in shaping youth culture. He shows how this central British institution has inspired a counterculture of artists, intellectuals, and radicals--from Percy Shelley and George Orwell to Peter Gabriel and Richard Branson--who have rebelled against both the schools themselves and the wider society for which they stand. Written with verve and humor in the tradition of Owen Jones's The Establishment: And How They Get Away With It, this highly original cultural history is an eye-opening leap over the hallowed iron gates of privilege--and perturbation.

New Sociologies of Elite Schooling

New Sociologies of Elite Schooling

Author: Jane (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia) Kenway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2019

Elite schools have an intriguing capacity to endure and adapt in the face of social, cultural and political change. They help both to reproduce power, privilege and status and also to regularly produce them afresh. The intricacies involved, over time and place, have attracted the abiding empirical, methodological and conceptual interest of sociologists and historians; recently, anthropologists and geographers have also responded to their allure. Collectively, the focus of such studies is usually on class making and the manner in which gender and race/ethnicity, place and mobility overlap and are part of the mix. This edited collection is framed around the notion of a `new sociology of elite education', but it speaks into this wider space of inquiry in which studies of such schools are becoming more interdisciplinary. In so doing it brings together a new array of conceptual and theoretical tools while also deepening those that already exist. The contributions examine various configurations of contemporary class making and their attendant politics. These explorations are situated in the specificities of geographical locales where the complex dynamics of both national/local educational priorities and global/transnational forces are played out. In addition to showing how these dynamics put pressure on elite schools to redefine them, the book's diverse international focus shines a light on new and emerging global patterns. This book was originally published as a special issue of British Journal of Sociology of Education.

Making a Man of Him Parents and Their Sons' Education at an English Public School 1929-50

Making a Man of Him Parents and Their Sons' Education at an English Public School 1929-50

Author: Christine Heward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/11/2018

Originally published in 1988, this book analyses the effect of public boarding school on those boys who grew to manhood under its influence. With access to over 2000 letters written by parents to the Head Master and governors of Ellesmere College in the period 1929-50, it raises issues about the construction of masculinity in the mid-twentieth century. The author demonstrates from these candid letters the concerns of a small group of parents bringing up their sons: their aspirations, plans, fears and problems. She shows how parents' plans changed, sometimes very dramatically, due to the Second World War, and demonstrates the differences between social groups as diverse as clergy, widows and farmers in bringing up their sons. The author also presents fascinating and elusive evidence about the sons themselves and the effects of their schooling on their models of masculinity, sexuality and attitudes to women. This book places the particular concerns of a relatively small group within the much wider contexts of education, social and gender structure.

Learning to Live in Boys' Schools Art-led Understandings of Masculinities

Learning to Live in Boys' Schools Art-led Understandings of Masculinities

Author: Donal O'Donoghue Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2018

This book is about boys' experiences of being educated in independent single-sex schools in Canada. These experiences, which are oftentimes attributed to particular places and moments at school, reveal ways in which school places are both companionable and influential in how boys become available to themselves and others as they pursue the possibility of becoming somebody. Curious about how masculinities show up in places at school and studying the sorts of gendered subjectivities that such places invite, entice, support and deny, the book extends beyond traditional ways of thinking and writing about the production of masculinities in education by introducing a different set of conceptual orientations and inquiry practices, including post-masculinities, weak theory, and art-led research and thought practices.

John Catt's Preparatory Schools 2018 A guide to 1,500 prep and junior schools in the UK

John Catt's Preparatory Schools 2018 A guide to 1,500 prep and junior schools in the UK

Author: Jonathan Barnes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2018

A guide to more than 1,500 independent preparatory and junior schools in the UK providing education for 2 to 13-year-olds. It provides families with basic information about all prep and junior schools, with profiles of leading schools, and includes useful editorial and a handy guide to educational organisations and associations. John Catt's Preparatory Schools 2018 is the one-stop resource for all families considering preparatory education.

Private Education in China Achievement and Challenge

Private Education in China Achievement and Challenge

Author: Qiang Liu Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/12/2017

This book takes an in-depth look at the development of the private education sector in modern China. Readers will find valuable data and materials never before presented in such an accessible and transparent way, together with analyses of the major changes and challenges in the course of this development. The book is organized both chronologically and by topic: it employs a past-present-future order that unites the general arrangement; at the same time, each specific subject is approached historically, not only to show the origins of the problem, but also to link it with the historical-comparative context, in which the evaluation of alternative policy choices become highly viable. Further, the book provides a pioneering account of current problems, adopting a fresh perspective to address the most important aspects of Chinese private education reform. The elaboration on topics concerning private school assets, property rights, legal personality, school operators' entrepreneurship, benefits and investment returns, school autonomy, and the development of teachers and students, is both empirically rich and highly insightful. The book's content is chiefly derived from years of fieldwork in private schools and from extensive interviews with hundreds of policy makers, school operators, managers, teachers and students. Since these people are self-conscious about themselves as the actors in and witnesses to the development of Chinese private education over the past three decades, the book places great emphasis on neutrality, allowing the private education landscape to unfold in the context of the privatization of the socialist system after 1978. The book offers an essential guide for anyone who wishes to understand the transformation of Chinese education. It is highly recommendable as a detailed introduction to Chinese education, or as a resource for comparative research on private education from an international perspective.

Home at Last Freedom from Boarding School Pain

Home at Last Freedom from Boarding School Pain

Author: Mark Stibbe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Sent away to boarding school on his eighth birthday, Mark Stibbe watched his adoptive parents drive down a gravel road, leaving him standing in front of a huge country house with his trunk and his teddy. That night he was given the first of four beatings in his first two weeks. Ten years later, towards the end of his time at Britains oldest public school, Mark was then subjected to further brutal abuse, along with twenty other boys, by a man who infiltrated the Christian forum.; Mark Stibbe wrote Home at Last to show how those wounded by their boarding school experiences can find lasting healing. Having been through the process of recovery himself, Mark now tells his story and shares a unique, faith-based perspective and how to start the journey towards freedom from the abandonment and abuse that so often marks the boarding experience.