Interviews with school leaders and scholars—plus other resources—to provide insight on how culture shapes the character and commitments of students
Character in the Classroom: Interview with Joshua Gibbs
“I was something of a scam who was forced to become authentic to keep food on the table.”
Formation in the Trenches: Joshua Gibbs
History, argues educator and author Joshua Gibbs, is a story of heroes and villains. Rather than a mere retelling of facts, history should be used as a powerful tool to teach virtue, defined by Gibbs as “a quality of excellence in a human being” such as wisdom, courage, temperance, and love.
Scholars on Schools: Interview with David Sikkink on Evangelical Protestant High Schools
In this short clip, sociologist David Sikkink talks with veteran educator Angus McBeath about why some evangelical Protestant schools have reservations about the idea of “character education”—and how they are seeking to change hearts and minds.
Scholars on Schools: Interview with Richard Fournier on Rural Public High Schools
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.
Scholars on Schools: Interview with Jeffrey Dill on Homeschooling
In this short clip, sociologist Jeffrey Dill talks to CultureFeed Editor Joanna Breault about two educational frameworks that frequently guide homeschooling families—and how those frameworks impact character formation in a homeschool setting.
Scholars on Schools: Interview with Kathryn Wiens on Prestigious Independent Schools
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.