Elite Schools in International Education Markets in East Asia: Emerging Patterns, Successes and Challenges

Moosung Lee, Ewan Wright

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Abstract

There has been growing academic interest in elite schools in recent years with a focus on the various educational benefits they offer students relative to their non-elite school counterparts (see Cookson and Persell, 2009; Gaztambide-Fernández, 2009; Howard, 2008; Kenway and Fahey, 2014; Khan, 2013; Koh, 2014; McCarthy et al., 2014; Weis, 2014; Wright and Lee, 2014a, 2014b). In particular, McCarthy and Kenway (2014: 169) describe studying at an elite school as like travelling with a first class airline ticket where once ‘you are on board, you have just about the best of everything’. Furthermore, the function of elite schools has been viewed as providing a socialization process for entry to what Mills (1956) called ‘the power elite’ in society.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Sage Handbook of Research in International Education
EditorsMary Hayden, Jack Levy, Jeff Thompson
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Chapter39
Pages583-597
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781473943490
ISBN (Print)9781446298442
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameThe SAGE Handbook of Research in International Education

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