How to cover child sexual abuse in your research paper

With the May 2015 revelations about Josh Duggar, the media has been focused on child sexual abuse. Son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of the TV show “19 Kids and Counting,” Josh’s actions have come under intense scrutiny and raised many questions about what is abuse and what isn’t, as well as how to help and support survivors of abuse.

Recent allegations of child sexual abuse in the Duggar family has sparked much criticism. (Credit: TLC Video Screengrab)

Recent allegations of child sexual abuse in the Duggar family has sparked much criticism. (Credit: TLC Video Screengrab)

For your next research paper on child sexual abuse, consider using this example as your topic. Read more

Research education reform and charter schools for your term paper

Education reform has taken many forms over the years. For the past two decades charter schools have evolved as a method of inserting innovation into public education. But despite the growth in this sector of education many still ask, “What is a charter school?”

Learn more about how charter schools have recently evolved. (Credit: Media Trackers)

Learn more about how charter schools have recently evolved. (Credit: Media Trackers)

If you’re looking for research paper topics related to education, you should consider taking on the subject of charter schools. This form of education is poised to enter another growth spurt. Even so, there are many who still have doubts that the charter school format lives up to its promises. Read more

Will United Nations’ peace talks solve the Yemen conflict? Discuss it in your next research paper

The current Yemen conflict is extremely complicated. The initial fighting started between the country’s President, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, and allies of the Houthis, a group of Zaidi Shia rebels. However adding to the conflict is the opposition by al-Qaeda to both groups and an offshoot of ISIS that’s trying to gain a foothold in the country.

The Houthi rebels used tear gas against demonstrators in Taiz, Yemen. (Credit: Reuters)

The Houthi rebels used tear gas against demonstrators in Taiz, Yemen. (Credit: Reuters)

Saudi Arabia is leading a military operation that backs Yemen’s president. After a recent cease-fire, bombing has begun again, while the United Nations is hoping to sponsor peace talks in Geneva on May 28. Read more

Term paper: Government surveillance and whistleblowers

The aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center saw an escalation of government surveillance on the American people. But intrusion into personal privacy has a long history in the U.S. Now PBS’ Independent Lens reveals how 44 years ago a group of citizens exposed the FBI’s illegal surveillance program in the documentary, 1971.

How do you feel about the current government surveillance? (Credit: Thomson Reuters)

How do you feel about the current government surveillance? (Credit: Thomson Reuters)

If you are looking for research paper topics about the legal system, constitutional rights and the criminal justice system, then check out the film on your local station or online by searching for PBS documentaries. Read more

Cover new HBO documentary on racism for your next research paper

Racism in the United States, particularly in the South, is a topic that seems to be in the news more and more. Despite the attention that it receives, the treatment of African Americans is still something very much in need of improvement, as the HBO documentary by Gillian Laub, Southern Rites shows all too well.

Discuss the new HBO documentary on racism for your next research paper. (Credit: Gillian Laub/HBO)

Discuss the new HBO documentary on racism for your next research paper. (Credit: Gillian Laub/HBO)

For your next research paper on racism or race relations, consider discussing this new documentary. Read more

Ethnic diversity and inclusion in higher education

In the last decade or so, colleges and universities have realized that they need to actively push for cultural and ethnic diversity and inclusion in both their faculty and student body on college campus. College presidents are establishing councils to provide an inclusive perspective on college issues.

What do you know about diversity in higher education? (Credit: Joanne Chan)

What do you know about diversity in higher education? (Credit: Joanne Chan)

They are holding meetings, planning agendas, organizing group discussions and hosting symposia to promote diversity. Good research paper topics on diverse issues in higher education could be to write about college efforts to increase diversity. Read more

5 classroom management strategies for your term paper

Education majors learn how to teach students of various age groups. Management of the classroom is one very important element of effective teaching. Preventing and reducing disruptions are necessary for teachers so they can get on with the business of teaching.

Our tips are sure to help with classroom management. (Credit: The Active Class)

Our tips are sure to help with classroom management. (Credit: The Active Class)

For your term paper, you could research and devise a step-by-step plan for classroom management techniques for various age groups and grades. Explain what works for which types of students. Here are some basic tips for nearly any grade that would make good research paper topics. Read more

Free speech and hate groups: Research paper topic

Free speech—it is one of the bedrocks upon which the United States was built. But the American Freedom Defense Initiative, an anti-Muslim hate group led by Pamela Geller, tested the limits of that founding principle recently. The group sponsored a cartoon contest to depict the prophet Muhammad, in response to the attack in January on Charlie Hebdo, something followers of Islam strictly prohibit.

Learn more about free speech for your next research paper. (Credit: U.S. Chamber Foundation)

Learn more about free speech for your next research paper. (Credit: U.S. Chamber Foundation)

Two armed men were shot and killed after firing on police, acting as security, at the event. For your next research paper on free speech or hate speech, topic ideas include Muhammad or anti-Muslim groups. Learn more about each of them here. Read more

Earthquake in Nepal and natural disasters for your research paper

The earthquake in Nepal that happened on Saturday, April 25, has proved beyond devastating for the country. With the death toll continuing to mount –by Monday, April 27, it had risen to more than 4,000 –the people of Nepal will be in desperate need of humanitarian relief in the days, weeks and months ahead.

Rescuers search for bodies in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake. (Credit: Reuters)

Rescuers search for bodies in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake. (Credit: Reuters)

Is it possible for countries around the world to be better prepared for natural disasters, or do we simply have to accept that it is just a matter of when, not if, they occur? Consider discussing the impact natural disasters have on our world, particularly the Nepal earthquake, for your next research paper. Read more

Explore human rights and Sebastião Salgado for your next research paper

The extraordinary career of photographer Sebastião Salgado is chronicled in the documentary film Salt of the Earth. The movie takes a look at his career as an award-winning photographer, taking images of people around the world.

Salt of the Earth documentary discusses human rights. (Credit: The Culturist)

Salt of the Earth documentary discusses human rights. (Credit: The Culturist)

Many of his black-and-white photographs focus on human rights violations and human suffering from war zones and other areas of conflict. For your next research paper, consider discussing human rights or documentary filmmaking with focus on the Salt of the Earth documentary. Read more