Book/Printed Material Meritocracy and the university : selective admission in England and the United States
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- Meritocracy and the university : selective admission in England and the United States
- "Based on a hundred interviews with some of the key stakeholders in university admissions, and statistics from both primary and secondary sources, this book explains the values, processes and practices that judge some individuals as worthy of getting an education at elite universities and deny admission to other applicants. By juxtaposing the UK and US systems the book invites readers from both sides of the Atlantic to see the familiar as strange and to reflect on the underlying values behind the selection of students. It illustrates how particular discussions of meritocracy affect individuals and relate to the history and social climate of each nation"-- Provided by publisher.
- "Who gets into elite universities, how and why? What are places like Harvard in the United States or Cambridge in England looking for when they admit undergraduate students? What qualities do selectors value and how do they decide between many applicants with often stellar attainment records? And, are we all better off because of who these elite universities admit? Meritocracy and the University provides an insight into the world of university admissions. Based on interviews with professional admissions staff and academic faculty members who select students, the book explains what selectors value and how they make decisions. By shining a light on the world of university admissions in England and in the United States, readers are invited to reflect on the similarities and differences in who selects and how selection is done, the purpose and mission of universities, and the challenges universities face in building fair admissions processes when earlier opportunities to shine in education are unequally distributed"-- Provided by publisher.
- Mountford-Zimdars, Anna, 1979- author
Created / Published
- London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.
- Machine generated contents note: -- Preface -- Contexts -- Ideas -- Processes -- Schools -- Applicants -- So What? -- Conclusion -- Index.
- - Education, Higher--Great Britain
- - Education, Higher--United States
- - Universities and colleges--Great Britain--Admission
- - Universities and colleges--Great Britain--Entrance requirements
- - Universities and colleges--United States--Admission
- - Universities and colleges--United States--Entrance requirements
- - EDUCATION / General
- - POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General
- - SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
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- 1 online resource.
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- Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode External
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Mountford-Zimdars, Anna, Author. Meritocracy and the university: selective admission in England and the United States. London ; New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016006394/.
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Mountford-Zimdars, A. (2016) Meritocracy and the university: selective admission in England and the United States. London ; New York: Bloomsbury Academic. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2016006394/.
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Mountford-Zimdars, Anna, Author. Meritocracy and the university: selective admission in England and the United States. London ; New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2016006394/>.