Graduate Project Title
Prediction of Things to Come for Exceptional Children and Adults as Seen through the Eyes of Science Fiction Writers
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
Sherrie A. Chrysler
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Sam Rust, Jr.
The problem is that education has not, to any degree, looked at science fiction as a source of information related to future problems in the lives of exceptional children and adults.
By looking at science fiction that has won the Hugo and Nebula awards, it will be the purpose of this paper to examine a number of problems.
1, It will be the task of the author to show that science fiction has both in intent and by accident been a reliable predictor of future events.
2. The author will look at science fiction and identify the ways science fiction can and will, for the purpose of this paper, be used as a prognosticator of the future events in the lives of exceptional children and adults.
3, By looking at these events, the authon will be able to make recommendations as to the prediction of future events and show that science fiction is a viable tool for prognostication.
4. The author will look to an effective method of using science fiction as a prognosticator of the future course of events in the lives of exceptional children and adults.
Barrett, Claud, "Prediction of Things to Come for Exceptional Children and Adults as Seen through the Eyes of Science Fiction Writers" (1982). All Graduate Projects. 226.
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