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ERIC Number: ED019268
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 57
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Reference Count: 0
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MEETING CENSORSHIP IN THE SCHOOL, A SERIES OF CASE STUDIES.
HOVE, JOHN
NINE CASE STUDIES ILLUSTRATIVE OF INCIDENTS ARISING FROM THE OBJECTIONS MADE BY INDIVIDUALS TO SPECIFIC BOOKS AND POEMS USED IN ENGLISH CLASSROOMS AND SCHOOL LIBRARIES ARE REPORTED HEREIN BY THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH (NCTE) COMMITTEE TO REPORT ON CASE STUDIES OF CENSORSHIP. EACH STUDY DESCRIBES ANONYMOUSLY (1) THE COMMUNITY'S LOCATION, SIZE, EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT, ECONOMY, NATIONALITY COMPOSITION, AND, IF RELEVANT, ITS POLITICAL OR RELIGIOUS TEMPERAMENT, (2) THE SCHOOL'S SIZE, INCLUSIVE GRADES, TEACHER SALARY SCHEDULE, AND ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE, (3) THE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS' EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDS, (4) THE TEACHER'S QUALIFICATIONS, TENURE, STATUS, AND RELATIONSHIP WITH COLLEAGUES, (5) THE COMPLAINT AND THE COMPLAINANT, INCLUDING SPECIFIC CHARGES AND METHOD OF OBJECTING, AND (6) THE REACTION TO THE COMPLAINT, LISTING CHRONOLOGICALLY THE PROCEDURE FOLLOWED BY THE TEACHER, DEPARTMENT, ADMINISTRATION, PRESS, AND OTHER COMMUNITY MEMBERS. BOTH SUCCESSFUL AND UNSUCCESSFUL RESPONSES TO CENSORSHIP CHALLENGES ARE INCLUDED. APPENDED IS THE BOOK SELECTION PROCEDURE USED BY THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT OF THE WAPPINGERS CENTRAL JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS, WAPPINGERS FALLS, NEW YORK. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR $1.00 FROM NCTE, 508 SOUTH SIXTH STREET, CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS 61820, ORDER NO. 19330. (RD)
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.
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