ERIC Number: ED240594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Students' Right to Know.
Burress, Lee; Jenkinson, Edward B.
Intended to facilitate dialogue between concerned parents and school administrators and teachers, this booklet explores issues of intellectual freedom in elementary and secondary school education. Following an introduction outlining the conditions necessary for a productive exchange between parents and the schools, the booklet discusses the following topics: (1) the necessity for intellectual freedom in the schools, (2) how selection processes differ from censorship, (3) how censorship attacks good books, (4) censorship and organizations, (5) why censorship is increasing, (6) the rights of teachers in schools, (7) the effects of good and bad books, and (8) procedures for dealing with complaints. A selected bibliography of materials on censorship and intellectual freedom concludes the booklet. (HTH)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Community Attitudes, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Instructional Materials, Literature Appreciation, Parent Attitudes, Parent School Relationship, Reading Material Selection, School Community Relationship, Student Rights, Teacher Role
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 48034, $2.00 member, $2.25 non-member).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Identifiers: Teacher Rights