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ERIC Number: ED125000
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 236
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Freedom of Expression in Secondary Schools: A Study of Student Newspapers and Journalism Programs in Oklahoma High Schools and Their Relationship to Human Rights and Human Relations.
Bennett, David Llewellyn
Questionnaires were mailed to 133 Oklahoma high schools to determine whether journalism advisers and principals felt that student newspapers and journalism courses showed a significant concern for human rights and effective human relations in the high school. Ninety-eight principals (73.6%) and 94 journalism advisers (70.7%) responded. Some of the findings were that high school journalism courses dealt primarily with basic skills needed to produce a school newspaper; newspapers appeared to cover the routine student news but avoided controversial issues; respondents from small high schools favored censorship to a greater degree than did respondents from large high schools; respondents from large high schools believed more strongly than did respondents from small high schools that student newspapers should serve a human relations function; and the newspapers, in practice, did not significantly facilitate the service of human rights. It was concluded that school newspapers are not making significant contributions toward improving the school's basic responsibility to provide a climate in which concern for human rights is advanced. (Author/RB)
University Microfilms, P.O. Box 1974, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 76-15,795, MF $7.50, Xerography $15.00)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma