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Military High Schools in America

Military High Schools in America (Hardback)

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Once considered a bastion of learning, leadership, and disciplined lifestyle, today's private military academies are often regarded as expensive holding facilities for unwanted, incorrigible boys who have nowhere else to go. Their depiction in popular media has reinforced the impression that they are boot camps disguised as educational institutions. The reality is far more complex and far more encouraging. Using a decade of participant observation research, including serving as an instructor at some of these schools, anthropologist William Trousdale explores the contemporary experience of military school life. From the admissions office to daily life in barracks, classrooms, playing fields, and social events, he describes how these schools endeavor to realize their mission of creating educated, mature young men from largely at-risk youth and the challenges-both met and unmet-in doing so. This volume will be of interest to those studying secondary and alternative education, at-risk youth, and the role of the military in society.

EducationEducation TheorySchoolsSecondary schoolsHistory & PoliticsMilitary StudiesMilitary life & institutionsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociology Publisher: Left Coast Press Inc Publication Date: 15/11/2006 ISBN-13: 9781598741162  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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William Trousdale is Emeritus Curator of Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution, former curator at the Freer Gallery and adjunct instructor at several military academies. In addition to his work on military schools, he is an expert on the art and archaeology of Central and East Asia and on the British colonial period in Asia. Trousdale directed the Helmand-Sistan Archaeological Project in Afghanistan and is author of The Long Sword And Scabbard Slide In Asia; Gordon Creeds in Afghanistan, 1839 and 1878-79; Kandahar in the Nineteenth Century; War in Afghanistan, 1879-80: The Personal Diary of Major General Sir Charles Metcalfe MacGregor; and City In The Desert (co-A01.

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