RESEARCH PAPER TOPICS--USEM4a--1998

LARRY CORWIN:
Cultural Literacy in America

CARLA STELLMAN:
The education of children with special needs in Hebrew Schools.

MICHAEL BARG:
Utopia: Can Education Create an Ideal Society?

JOSHUA PECK:
"A Hitchhiker in a Strange Land": The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams and A Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein demonstrate how experiential learning is the most effective form.

OYEWOLE OGUNKOYA:
Have athletes in the past decade lost sight of what it means to gain an education?

MIRANDA MOODY:
When a professor is open about his or her sexual orientation, what effect and value does this have on one's college education experience?

MUGDHA OAK:
Educating myself about the "Ayodhya [Hindu-Muslim] riots" in India.

LAURA RONEN:
Greek Letters Mean More than Parties: The influences, both positive and negative, that Greek letter organizations have on college students' educations.

KAREN LINSKY:
"Teach Your Children Well": What is the proven educational value of parents reading to children?

EDIE MEYERSON:
Transcendentalism in the Twentieth Century.

JOSIE LEYMAN:
The Effects of Computer Technology on Elementary School-Age Children.

EMILY HYMAN:
By including methods of birth control in public high school sex education classes, is teen pregnancy reduced? Is teen promiscuity encouraged?

HAL SCHNEIDER:
The Conservative Jewish method of teaching the Holocaust.

ALISON ZALKIN:
Jean-Jacques Rousseau's ideas on education and their relationship to modern educational ideas.

JON STERN:
Contemporary American "coming-of-age" films.

KAITLIN NICHOLS:
Alcohol abuse on Massachusetts college campuses and the effect of this abuse on learning.

JANE HALE:
"The Literature of Literacy": a cross-cultural analysis both of literature that portrays formal learning situations and of my own experiences teaching such texts. I focus on stories, plays, novels, essays, films, and poetry that deal with literacy or formal education, explaining how they can help us understand the cultural conflicts of the societies in question as well as gain deeper insights into the process of being in school and educating ourselves for the future.


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