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Do you want to understand how culture shapes the character and commitments of students? Our videos help you understand how particular communities and their practices affect children.

Charter school students identify the core of school culture

Dr. James Bushman, the principal of University High School, a charter school in Fresno, California, asked his faculty and students to identify what makes their school culture so vibrant and special—so that together they could define the rites, rituals, and symbols through which to welcome new students to UHS.

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To build school culture, hire for values

Building a team that is passionately committed to the educational mission of the school starts with recruiting. Dr. James Bushman, the principal of University High School, a charter school in Fresno, CA, speaks to principals and headmasters from around the United States at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture about how UHS hires for values and talent.

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South Bronx students take responsibility for peer mediation

Community School for Social Justice founder Sue-Ann Rosch discussed how administrators at the South Bronx school help students take responsibility for their actions with peer mediation during an Education Leaders Roundtable at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture this spring.

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