CultureFeed’s Angus McBeath, a former public school teacher and administrator in Canada, recently sat down with sociologist Jeffrey Guhin to discuss Guhin’s research on shaping student character in a sample of US urban public high schools. Guhin, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles, has summarized the results of his research in “Urban Public High Schools: Self-Actualization vs. Citizenship?,” a chapter of the book The Content of Their Character: Inquiries into the Varieties of Moral Formation

In Part II of the interview, McBeath and Guhin discuss a range of topics, including differing views of respect, the importance of principals, and why Guhin is optimistic about the future of education. Video Length: 23:03.

For Part I of the interview, click here.

For a related essay, “Respect: A Tale of Two Virtues,” click here.

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