Interviews with school leaders and scholars—plus other resources—to provide insight on how culture shapes the character and commitments of students
In this short clip, sociologist Kathryn Wiens talks with veteran educator Angus McBeath about the tension many independent school students feel between academic achievement and personal honor. She also explains how some prep schools are forging a new paradigm.
In this full-length interview and accompanying transcript, sociologist Carol Ann MacGregor addresses issues like these:
• The way many Catholic schools hold students accountable for their behavior both on and off school grounds
• How Catholic schools handle student disagreement with the church on moral issues
• The benefit of hiring alumni as teachers
In this full-length interview and accompanying transcript, internationally respected scholar Charles Glenn addresses issues like these:
• How Islamic schools work—both actively and by their existence—to counteract jihadist recruitment
• The way Muslim parents and teenagers are negotiating career choice and religious practice
• How teachers at Islamic schools are helping students navigate American culture
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.
In this short clip, sociologist Patricia Maloney talks with CultureFeed Editor Joanna Breault about the concept of “grit” and what can make it problematic when applied to lower-income students.
In this short clip, sociologist Jeffrey Guhin talks with veteran educator Angus McBeath about the crucial role of good principals in creating school climate.