ERIC Number: ED347479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Challenges to and Censorship of School Guidance Materials. ERIC Digest.
Peterson, Marla; Poppen, William
Rights of the many must be protected and rights of the minority must be accommodated. To achieve this end, school counselors must know why challenges to school guidance materials are occurring and the pivotal issues which accompany these challenges. Counselors must assure that developmental guidance programs are based on sound educational practices and that responsible actions are taken if a challenge occurs. The pivotal issues surrounding challenges to school guidance materials and programs can be reduced to two important questions: (1) Who determines what school guidance materials are used in public school? and (2) Is the role of schools seen primarily as a place where diverse ideas should be presented and explored or is the role of schools to be primarily that of transmitting community values? (ABL)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Elementary Secondary Education, School Counseling, School Counselors, School Guidance
ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.
Identifiers: ERIC Digests; Guidance Materials