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ERIC Number: ED136294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 22
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Reference Count: 0
Censorship and the Teaching of English in the Two-Year College.
Agee, Hugh
This paper defines censorship, provides a brief historical review of book censorship throughout history, and delineates the issues and problems involved in establishing an effective relationship between school and community with regard to book selection and evaluation. Guidelines, designed to prevent censorship crises before they occur, are presented for use by community college teachers and administrators. The paper also describes a course devoted to the study of academic freedom and censorship, which can provide an opportunity for students to examine the nature and function of language, to explore the semantic problems of definitions, and to look carefully at the total communication problem. Literature recommended for this course includes such works as Ray Bradbury's "Farenheit 451," George Orwell's "1984," and John Milton's "Areopagitica." A citizen's request form for reevaluation of books is provided. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Conference on English in the Two-Year College (12th, Colonial Williamsburg, Va., February 17-19, 1977)