Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Political Science and International Affairs
Major or Concentration
The current research on American public education about the Middle East and Islam shows that there are serious gaps and biases in the present teachings. This is extremely harmful in light of the current political climate, Islamophobia, and the importance of foreign policy decisions made about the Middle East. Informed citizens are vital in influencing how the US will engage with the rest of the world. This thesis endeavors to explore what improvements can be made in the teaching of this field through a case study of a unique program called Generation Global in a Comparative World Religions Class in a Virginia High School.
Cobb, Caitriona Nam Hee, "Fighting Ignorance of the Middle East and Islam: A Case Study of Generation Global in a Virginia Classroom" (2017). Student Research Submissions. 162.