ERIC Number: ED031503
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
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A Brief Note on Censorship and Junior High Schools in Arizona: 1966-68.
Donelson, Kenneth L.
Arizona English Bulletin, v11 n3 p26-30 Apr 1969
Information on censorship problems in Arizona junior high schools (grades 7-8) was gathered through a questionnaire survey of 50 English teachers in 39 schools. (See also ED 026 396 for information on high school censorship problems in Arizona.) Statistical data were collected on the number of schools, teachers, and books involved in direct or indirect censorship; the outcomes of censorship cases; the educational backgrounds of teachers; school policies in handling objections to books; and the degree to which teachers felt censorship was a problem in their individual communities and in the state. Teachers' written comments on censorship and a list of books, together with the specific objections to the books, were obtained. Implications drawn from the survey were (1) censorship definitely exists as a problem in junior high schools, but most books were defensible; (2) too few junior high schools have written policies for handling censorship; (3) many teachers fell that administrators would not support them in censorship cases; and (4) most junior high school English teachers are aware of censorship dangers but tend to believe that censorship happens only to others. (LH)
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona