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ERIC Number: ED112437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 59
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Censorship and the Community: A Survey of Parental Attitudes Toward Controversial Issues in High School English Programs.
Nagengast, Susan
A survey of 225 parents of high school sophomores in a Minnesota community was undertaken in the fall of 1974 to determine parental attitudes about potentially controversial issues in high school English materials. In one sense, the intent of the survey was to determine "community standards." With the exception of objectionable language, parents were generally tolerant and not prone to censorship. Other topics included in the survey were questions about using literature or films that contain violence, black characters, drug use, antireligious viewpoints, and sexual relationships and questions about general attitudes concerning the function of literature in high schools. No significant differences were found to exist in the attitudes of subjects in different age, sex, or education groups. Parents were more tolerant of films than of books. (Author)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Master's Thesis, University of Minnesota