Event Title

The Transient Student: Reproducing Elite Status Through Global Experience at The American School in Switzerland

Location

Diamond 123

Start Date

1-5-2014 9:00 AM

End Date

1-5-2014 10:15 AM

Project Type

Presentation- Restricted to Campus Access

Description

Through an in-depth study of the demographics, location, and structure of The American School in Switzerland, our project is designed to unearth TASISs contribution to reproduction of elite status. With a high percentage of the student and faculty belonging to a transient group that stays for only a limited amount of time, we have found that cultural capital and global experience are the priority for families sending children to this institution. In addition, students are more often expected to use these experiential gains within the confines of a pre-planned track instead of building new dreams and goals typically associated with the American boarding school elite.

Faculty Sponsor

Adam Howard

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Education Program

CLAS Field of Study

Interdisciplinary Studies

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

321

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The Transient Student: Reproducing Elite Status Through Global Experience at The American School in Switzerland

Diamond 123

Through an in-depth study of the demographics, location, and structure of The American School in Switzerland, our project is designed to unearth TASISs contribution to reproduction of elite status. With a high percentage of the student and faculty belonging to a transient group that stays for only a limited amount of time, we have found that cultural capital and global experience are the priority for families sending children to this institution. In addition, students are more often expected to use these experiential gains within the confines of a pre-planned track instead of building new dreams and goals typically associated with the American boarding school elite.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/106