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ERIC Number: ED077065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar-10
Pages: 15
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Theoretical Value in Teaching Freedom of Speech.
Carney, John J., Jr.
The exercise of freedom of speech within our nation has deteriorated. A practical value in teaching free speech is the possibility of restoring a commitment to its principles by educators. What must be taught is why freedom of speech is important, why it has been compromised, and the extent to which it has been compromised. Every technological advance in the area of communication over the past 100 years has had the effect of compromising and diluting the peoples' freedom of speech. Linked to this we find that the average citizen covets the privilege of being heard while denying the liberty to others. In addition, our young, the most "media frustrated" generation of all, engage in the "new heckling," which is countreproductive to communication. (EE)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Communication Assn. (New York, March 10, 1973)