Deadline for submissions: June 4th, 2021
The Daughters of the American Revolution (España Chapter) and the Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Estudios Norteamericanos "Benjamin Franklin" de la Universidad de Alcalá announce the Alice Gould Award in recognition of the promotion of American History and Education.
This award addresses to a student of any of the Masters in the Teach & Learn in Spain Program of the Instituto Franklin-UAH of the course 2020/2021.
Proposals must be a MA thesis of the Teach & Learn in Spain Program written in English or Spanish. There will be special consideration of those projects that bring about one of the following topics:
- Education: comparative studies in Educational Systems, and other aspects such as the introduction of American Culture, methodology, values, among others.
- History: for example women’s role in American Society, immigration, etc.
A €400 award will be given to the selected MA thesis. In addition, the awarded theses could be published in Encuentro Journal. Revista del Departamento de Filología Moderna, UAH after evaluation by outside sources.
A second prize of €100 will also be given.
- The holder must mention the received aid in the publications derived from the research project.
- The award will be transferred to the student Spanish personal bank account in euros.
- The holder will be invited to one of the DAR meetings.
A Commission appointed by DAR and the Instituto Franklin-UAH will study and evaluate the proposals. The final decision will be published on the Instituto Franklin-UAH website.
- 1st Prize. Teresa Mejía. “Acculturation and Markers of Acculturative Stress in Second Generation Students”.
- 2nd Prize. Ashley Enlow. “Psychosocial Effects of the COVID-19 Outbreak on Expatriates Living in Spain”
- Exceptional Merits Certificate. Rachel Waltz. “Teaching Civic Responsibility and Critical Thinking Skills Through Social Studies: An Active Learning Curriculum for Middle School Students Studying Early American History”.
- 1st Prize. Karis Gorak. “A Neurolinguistic Approach to Language Acquisition: Analysis of Motivation Applied to Language Proficiency in the Context of Spanish Primary Education.”
- 2nd Prize. Dereck Percival. “Preparing Young Learners for Liquid Times: Teaching Growth Mindset and 21st Century Skills to Promote Global Citizenship.”
- Exceptional Merits Certificate:
- Haley Nicole Harrison. “The Role of Emotional Intelligence and Student-Teacher Relations in Language Immersion Education.”
- Sadaf Lakhia. ”Effects of British Colonialismo n Women´s Education and Development in Pakistan.”
- 1st Prize. Erin Glayzer. “A Biological, Religious, and Sociological Analysis on the Effects of Teacher Gender on Student’s Perception of Authority within Secondary, Bilingual Programs at Charter Schools in Madrid, Spain”.
- 2nd Prize. Celeste Hinds. “What Happens Next?: A Study on the Career Opportunities and Transferable Skills Illustrated by Former Graduates/Language Assistants of a Hand’s-On Master’s Degree Abroad and Applying it to the Workplace”.
- Exceptional Merits Certificate. Matthew Aycock “The Gay Agenda: Evaluating and Supporting LGTBQ Competency in Spanish Schools Through the National Bilingual Education Project”.
- 1st Prize: Marissa Sanders Toomey. “A Study of the Influence of Gender in Spanish Adolescents’ Motivations for Achivements
- Exceptional Merits Certificate:
- Erin Glayzer. “Analysis of the Effects of Gender on Authority in a Secondary, Bilingual Program at a Charter School in Madrid, Spain.”
- Maura Katherine Begg,“Attitudes Toward Multiculturalism and Language of Students in Spain”.
- 1st Prize. Sara Ashley Kells. “Teaching Teachers How to Teach”.
- 1st Prize. Mora Hedayati. “The Changing Family in Spain: Using Picture Books to Investigate Family Norms in Pre-School Classrooms”.