An Interview with Sociologist Jeffrey Guhin: Part 1

An Interview with Sociologist Jeffrey Guhin: Part 1’s Angus McBeath, a former public school teacher and administrator in Canada, recently sat down with sociologist Jeffrey Guhin to discuss Guhin’s research on shaping student character in a sample of US urban public high schools. Guhin, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of California-Los Angeles, has summarized the results of his research in a chapter of the book "The Content of Their Character: Inquiries into the Varieties of Moral Formation."   In Part I of this this interview, McBeath and Guhin discuss a range of issues, including the importance of teachers, what surprised Guhin in his research, and a divided view of the good life in the schools he visited.

Duration: 32 min

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