ERIC Number: ED105518
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
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Censoring Textbooks: Is West Virginia the Tip of the Iceberg? A Transcript of "Options on Education," December 11, 1974.
George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.
Interviews with several individuals representing a variety of viewpoints about the recent controversy regarding textbooks and philosophy in the Kanawha County, West Virginia, public schools are presented in this transcript of a National Public Radio program broadcast in December 1974. Beginning with a discussion of the issue of textbook selection and content in Kanawha County, the interviews move into a brief but broad discussion of educational philosophy (humanism versus absolutism) of morality and the value systems of American children and American society, and of parent role and local input in schools. In addition to Kanawha County residents, school personnel, and a school board member, interviews are conducted with representatives of citizens groups based in California and Maryland, the president of the National Education Association, a staff member of the National Council of Teachers of English, and the superintendent of West Virginia schools. From these interviews it becomes clear that the controversy begun over textbooks envelops more than a few words or reading selections; it encompasses the foundations of American education and and questions who, indeed, should run our schools. (TO)
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Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia