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This is a lightly edited transcript of an interview that was conducted on July 25, 2019, with education researcher Richard Fournier.
A new survey reveals student discipline as the most common source of friction in teacher-principal relationships. What does this discord reveal about reasonable expectations for conduct?
Except for small groups of hermits, found here and there throughout human history, most human persons have lived in community since the earliest times. Perhaps it was first necessary for survival, but throughout the ages humans have formed communities and lived social lives for comfort and fulfillment.
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• The broad diversity that exists among homeschoolers, from religious beliefs to motivations for choosing this lifestyle
• What it means to understand homeschooling as an “oppositional culture”
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In this full-length interview, education researcher Richard Fournier addresses issues like these:
• How teachers strive to impart a sense of global citizenship within a homogeneous community
• What it’s like to teach your former classmates’ kids
• The caution—but sense of obligation—some rural educators feel about weighing in on moral issues