In this short clip, education researcher Richard Fournier talks to CultureFeed Editor Joanna Breault about the ethos of “school as family” found in many rural public schools—a culture that can result in both positive and negative effects.
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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). Richard Fournier covered rural public high schools.