The Old Boys

The Old Boys

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To many in the United Kingdom, the British public school remains the disliked and mistrusted embodiment of privilege and elitism. They have educated many of the countrya€™s top bankers and politicians over the centuries right up to the present, including the present Prime Minister. David Turnera€™s vibrant history of Great Britaina€™s public schools, from the foundation of Winchester College in 1382 to the modern day, offers a fresh reappraisal of the controversial educational system. Turner argues that public schools are, in fact, good for the nation and are presently enjoying their true a€œGolden Age, a€ countering the long-held belief that these institutions achieved their greatest glory during Great Britaina€™s Victorian Era. Turnera€™s engrossing and enlightening work is rife with colorful stories of schoolboy revolts, eccentric heads, shocking corruption, and financial collapse. His thoughtful appreciation of these learning establishments follows the progression of public schools from their sometimes brutal and inglorious pasts through their present incarnations as vital contributors to the economic, scientific, and political future of the country.Peter Davies, John Noble, Kim Slack and Katy Vigurs, a#39;Fee Remissions and Bursaries in Independent Schoolsa#39;, Institute for Education Policy ... of a#39;non- preferred subjectsa#39;: lseentryrequirements. aspx (accessed 9 January 2014). ... Mary Hayden and Geoff Thompson, Taking the IB Diploma Programme Forward, London: John Catt Educational, 2011, p.

Title:The Old Boys
Author: David Turner
Publisher:Yale University Press - 2015-03-01

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