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ECE 79: Teaching in a Diverse Society

Professor: N. Taylor

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Research Project

*Choose one of the following research topics:

  • Current USA immigration laws and policies

  • Japanese internment during WWII

  • Colorism in US or any other country

  • Reconstruction, Jim Crow Laws and the Slave Codes

  • The genocide and relocation of indigenous tribes

  • Role of religion in colonization in the USA and/or Latin America

  • ADA 30 years later - disabled inclusion in education

  • 100 years since white women won the vote in the USA, women’s rights

  • The history of the right to marry in the USA - anti-miscegenation laws, gay marriage rights

  • Race & the generational accumulation of wealth

  • Classism in the USA

*Please see your instructor's assignment for specific details about the research project.

For all topics:

  • Think about historical contexts, ideas, events, laws and policies and how they relate to education, children, and families.
  • Define specific terms included in your findings (you will find terms that are new to you).  

Here are some questions to focus your research:

  • What was/is the issue?
  • When was/is the issue occurring?  Is it still happening today?  
  • Where was/is the issue happening?
  • Who was/is impacted by the issue?
  • Why was/is the issue happening?
  • How has the issue impacted education?

*Please see your instructor's assignment for specific details about the research project.