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ERIC Number: ED141824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 25
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Censorship: Cases and Categories.
Carlson, Ken
The author presents a series of exercises designed to lead the reader to the author's conclusions about censorship. Seven general conclusions are presented: (1) censorship runs the full ideological spectrum, both in the kinds of material that get censored and in the kinds of people who do the censoring; (2) censorship disputes frequently defy resolution through rational discourse; (3) a vague policy governing controversial materials does little good and may do harm; (4) a policy that is substantively detailed may prevent censorship problems, but at the price of flexibility and reasonableness; (5) ideological representativeness is too important in education to be left to individual teacher judgment; (6) in a democracy, matters of ideology and censorship are subject to popular control and not expert fiat; and (7) what is needed is a procedure for democratically resolving the issues as they arise, a procedure that will include all the parties in the case. In school censorship, this means students, teachers, parents, administrators, board, and public. (AA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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