ERIC Number: ED143139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Do Principals Need Guidelines on First Amendment Rights of the Student Press? Research Report Vol. 7, No. 5.
Blackmon, C. Robert; Broussard, E. Joseph
A sample of high school principals, sponsors/advisers, and student editors were surveyed concerning their knowledge of communication law in relation to freedom of the press under the First Amendment. The sample of 126 schools was drawn by random numbers from 202 schools in 31 states. Related court decisions were selected and adapted into ten composite cases and submitted to the sample, along with requests for some additional items related to their opinions and backgrounds. Each respondent was asked to indicate how he thought a judge might decide on each of the case items. Forty percent (151) of the subjects responded. A statistical analysis was computed for the number of correct responses to each case item by class of respondent. Also, for each case item within each of the respondent classes, cross-reference analyses were made in terms of the education, journalism background, and professional education experience of the respondents. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Civil Liberties, Freedom of Speech, Guidelines, Journalism, Legal Problems, Principals, School Newspapers, School Surveys, Secondary Education, Statistical Analysis, Student Rights, Tables (Data)
Dr. C. Robert Blackmon, Director, Bureau of Educational Research, College of Education, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803 ($2.60)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge. Bureau of Educational Materials and Research.
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration (Eugene, Oregon, August 14-19, 1977)