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    Prof. Dr. Agnes van Zanten

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The article was previously published in English under the title “The sociology of elite education” (2010) in “The Routledge international handbook of the sociology of education” by the editors Apple, Ball and Gandin. It has been translated by Matthew Rockey with the kind permission of the author and editor, updated by the author, and revised by Ulrike Deppe.

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van Zanten, A. Elite education research in comparison - France, USA and Great Britain. Z Educational science17, 11-25 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11618-014-0519-0

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  • Elite education
  • Elite recruitment
  • Country comparison
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • United States

Keywords

  • Elite education
  • Elite recruitment
  • Comparison
  • France
  • UK
  • United States