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ERIC Number: ED020191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jan
Pages: 1
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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BOOK SELECTION PRACTICES AND CERTAIN CONTROVERSIAL ELEMENTS OF LITERATURE IN BERGEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY PUBLIC SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH DEPARTMENTS.
LA CONTE, RONALD T.
THIS STUDY OF BOOK SELECTION PRACTICES AND CERTAIN ELEMENTS OF BOOKS WHICH AT SOME TIME HAD BEEN ATTACKED AS UNSUITABLE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS INVOLVED THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT CHAIRMEN OF 34 PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS IN BERGEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY. DATA FROM QUESTIONNAIRES AND INTERVIEWS WERE TABULATED AND STATISTICALLY ANALYZED. IN ADDITION TO SUBSTANTIATING THE EXISTENCE OF A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CONTROVERSIAL ELEMENTS AND SELECTION PRACTICES, THE FOLLOWING WERE AMONG THE CONCLUSIONS SUPPORTED BY DATA FOUND TO BE SIGNIFICANT AT THE .05 LEVEL--(1) CONTROVERSIAL POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS VIEWS ARE NOT LIKELY TO CAUSE DEPARTMENT CHAIRMEN TO REJECT A BOOK. (2) DEPARTMENT CHAIRMEN INVOLVED IN PRIOR CENSORSHIP INCIDENTS TEND TO RESTRICT OR REJECT FEWER BOOKS THAN THOSE WHO HAD NOT BEEN INVOLVED IN INCIDENTS. (3) DEPARTMENT CHAIRMEN FROM SCHOOLS HAVING A WRITTEN POLICY FOR HANDLING OBJECTIONS TO BOOKS RESTRICTED OR REJECTED FEWER CONTROVERSIAL BOOKS THAN THOSE FROM SCHOOLS WITHOUT A POLICY. (THIS THESIS IS AVAILABLE FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN.) (DL)
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Identifiers: Rutgers the State University NJ