EDUCATION IN THAILAND.
Historical roots. Impact of Buddhism, political regimes; modern education; compulsory education; Special & Welfare education; Distance learning.
Cultural Assimilation Vs. Cultural Seclusion
A brief explanation of how Amish resistance to cultural assimilation has directly impacted that group's social and economic status in the US, followed by an examination of the ways in which a culture within a culture can preserve its cultural identity and integrity
DEMOCRACY AND EDUCATION.
Analyzes the relevance and impact of John Dewey's seminal work DEMOCRACY AND EDUCATION, as well as his other work. Dewey's philosophical ideas & premises. Theory of Relevancy in education. Progressive education. His pedagogic creed.on the purpose of schools. How educators have accepted or taken issue with his premise. Contends Dewey did not write about Democracy as an ideal, but as a real fact.
VIRTUAL CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.
Discusses issue of free speech. Interpretations of the First Amendment. Issue of sexually explicit material involving actual children. Supreme Court modification of the federal Child Pornography Act regarding production of virtual pornography. Ashcroft v. The Free Speech Coalition (2002). Arguments of both sides. Response to Supreme Court decision. Issue of legislating the thoughts of Americans.
Obedience, Conformity, and 1984
An examination of how the themes of Obedience and Conformity play out in society, as well as in George Orwell's novel, "1984." The nature of society's influence on the individual.
The Souls of Black Folk
An analysis of how W. E. B. Du Bois felt education was the main force for liberating African Americans, as expressed in "The Souls of Black Folk."
An analysis of the poems of Langston Hughes that demonstrate how racism and prejudice against Blacks often evolved into literary expression in order to retain a voice, culture and dignity distinctly their own.