In this short clip, sociologist Carol Ann MacGregor talks with veteran educator Angus McBeath about what Catholic school students believe their teachers want from them and what happens when students disagree with official church teaching.
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Several years ago, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at UVA launched a major research project in order to better understand the moral formation of high school students. Researchers went into ten different sectors of schools, from public schools (both urban and rural) to private schools (both religious and nonreligious) to homeschools and others. In this interview, sociologist Carol Ann MacGregor talks with veteran educator Angus McBeath about the two expectations that Catholic students perceive from their teachers. She also describes how teachers handle conflicts between student opinion and the church's stance on social issues.