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Excellent sheep : the miseducation of the American elite and the way to a meaningful life / William Deresiewicz.

By: Deresiewicz, William.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Free Press, 2014Edition: First Free Press hardcover edition.Description: 245 p. : 24 cm.ISBN: 9781476702711 (hbk.).Subject(s): Education, Higher -- United States | Universities and colleges -- United States | Elite (Social sciences) -- Education -- United States | Critical thinking -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States | Reasoning -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States | Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives -- United States | Education, Higher -- Social aspects -- United States | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General | EDUCATION / Higher | EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social AspectsDDC classification: 378.73 DER Other classification: SOC026000 | EDU015000 | EDU040000 Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 Sheep 1.The Students 2.The History 3.The Training 4.The Institutions pt. 2 Self 5.What Is College For? 6.Inventing Your Life 7.Leadership pt. 3 Schools 8.Great Books 9.Spirit Guides 10.Your Guide to the Rankings pt. 4 Society 11.Welcome to the Club 12.The Self-Overcoming of the Hereditary Meritocracy.
Summary: "A groundbreaking manifesto for people searching for the kind of insight on leading, thinking, and living that elite schools should be--but aren't--providing"--
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Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 Sheep
1.The Students
2.The History
3.The Training
4.The Institutions
pt. 2 Self
5.What Is College For?
6.Inventing Your Life
7.Leadership
pt. 3 Schools
8.Great Books
9.Spirit Guides
10.Your Guide to the Rankings
pt. 4 Society
11.Welcome to the Club
12.The Self-Overcoming of the Hereditary Meritocracy.

"A groundbreaking manifesto for people searching for the kind of insight on leading, thinking, and living that elite schools should be--but aren't--providing"--

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