ERIC Number: ED099006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-2
Reference Count: 0
Schools, Parents, and Textbooks.
Bell, T. H.
Publishers, authors, and the schools must be more respectful of parents' values in the preparation and selection of children's books. The use of obscene words, violence, explicit sex, and seeming approval of controversial positions in texts causes many problems. Although the approval of all parents obviously cannot be won, the children's book publishing industry and the schools must chart a middle course between the scholar's legitimate claim to academic freedom in presenting new knowledge and social commentary on the one hand, and the legitimate expectations of parents that schools will respect their moral and ethical values on the other. Since parents have the ultimate responsibility for the upbringing of their children, their desires should take precedence. (SK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at a Meeting of the Association of American Publishers (Cherry Hill, New Jersey, December 1974)