ERIC Number: ED252858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
How to Defuse Censorship: Implementing 404.2 of the Standards for Accreditation of Montana Schools, 4th Ed.
Bechtold, Brian; And Others
To help defuse censorship efforts, this booklet identifies issues and strategies for handling censorship efforts and provides the instructional materials selection policies of two Montana school districts. The booklet also includes sample forms for a citizen requesting reconsideration of materials and for a school media committee's reconsideration of nonfiction materials, fiction, and other literary forms, as well as a rationale form for instructional materials. Appendixes contain the following items: (1) a statement of principles of the Academic Freedom Group; (2) the Library Bill of Rights; (3) a statement of censorship and professional guidelines approved by the National Council of Teachers of English Board of Directors, 1982; (4) practical suggestions for writing professional guidelines; (5) the statement on censorship approved by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Executive Council, 1982; (6) the policy on confidentiality of library records adopted by the American Library Association; (7) a representative sampling of censored works; (8) a selective bibliography on censorship; and (9) a copy of the first and fourteenth amendments to the United States Constitution. (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montana State Reading Association.; Montana Association of Teachers of English and Language Arts.
Note: Produced by a joint committee.