ERIC Number: ED053110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Oct
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How Censorship Affects the School.
Burress, Lee A., Jr.
Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English, Special Bulletin No. 8, p1-23 Oct 1963
Questionnaires were sent to 914 public school administrators and 724 public school teachers in Wisconsin. Of the 1640 sent, over 600 were returned. A major purpose of the questionnaire was to discover the prevalence of censorship pressures on the public schools of Wisconsin. The returns showed that the pressure of censorship is a prominent part of school life in this state. Censorship is defined as the use of nonprofessional standards for accepting or rejecting a book. Some teachers are discontented with school policy that seems to favor bowing to community standards and tastes. However, the information accumulated by this study does not permit more than certain qualified observations concerning the impact of censorship on the schools. Conditions vary widely in the schools; excellent work is done in many; severe limitations exist in others. (CK)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English.