ERIC Number: ED199716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Forty Targets of the Textbook Protesters.
Jenkinson, Edward B.
This paper gives a brief history of the Reverend Jerry Falwell's Moral Majority campaign against humanism in public school education. The document describes the successful textbook evaluation strategies of Mel and Norma Gabler of Texas, on which Dr. Falwell relies heavily, and lists 20 organizations protesting textbooks, library books, and reference books, along with 40 subjects which they oppose. Among the 40 targets of protest are sociology, anthropology, the humanities, world history that mentions the United Nations, black literature, profanity, violence, human development programs, and assignments that lead to self-awareness and self-understanding and help students make value judgments. The document concludes with a discussion of some oversights by teachers that have helped to foster censorship attitudes and some strategies for countering these attitudes. (HTH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Falwell (Jerry); Gabler (Mel); Gabler (Norma); Moral Majority
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Ohio Council of the International Reading Association (26th, Columbus, OH, October 10-11, 1980).