ERIC Number: ED178959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec-28
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Censors in the Classroom: The Mind Benders.
Jenkinson, Edward B.
Selected incidents of censorship in the schools are examined in this book, and suggestions are made for preserving students' and teachers' rights. The aim is to offer a calm, rational, informed discussion of censorship issues and an awareness of the organization and goals of pressure groups so that censorship efforts can be countered effectively. Chapters of the book consider specific censorship incidents, the targets of the censors, the identification of organized pressure groups that promote censorship, the textbook analysts and their attempts at censorship, the student's right to know, the teacher's right to teach, and ways to protect the rights of students and teachers. (RL)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Elementary Secondary Education, Freedom of Speech, Moral Issues, Reading Material Selection, Student Rights, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation
Southern Illinois University Press, Post Office Box 3697, Carbondale, IL 62901 ($12.50 cloth)
Publication Type: Books; Historical Materials; Information Analyses
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