ERIC Number: ED112480
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The Battle of the Books: Kanawha County. Fastback Series, No. 63.
Divided into three main sections, this monograph about the Kanawha County textbook controversy deals with lessons drawn from that conflict. In answering the question of what happened, the author begins with events that predated any outward signs of dissent, such as the phasing out of the citizen advisory committee on textbook selection, and follows the major events to their conclusion. The section on why it happened focuses on the National Education Association assessment, responses to that assessment, and analyses that appeared in the local papers. The lessons to be learned center on the issue of control of the schools. The author notes that the battle of the books was a battle for man's destiny and that the control of schools is a legally shared responsibility that gives all the people a chance to help shape that destiny. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Board of Education Policy, Board of Education Role, Civil Disobedience, Community Attitudes, Community Characteristics, Elementary Secondary Education, Political Influences, Religious Factors, School Community Relationship, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Selection, Textbook Standards, Textbooks
Phi Delta Kappa, Eighth and Union, Box 789, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 ($0.50 single copy, $3.00 set of six, $18.00 complete set of sixty-six, Quantity discounts, Payment must accompany orders of less than $5.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia