ERIC Number: ED161823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Classroom Treatment of the Right to Work. Revised October 1978.
National Right to Work Committee, Fairfax, VA.
This document evaluates classroom materials which are used to teach secondary students in history and government courses about the right to work issue. The book is presented in six chapters. Chapter I explains that the scope of the project was to review over 180 classroom and other educational materials to evaluate their treatment of the right to work issue. Forty-eight texts were found to discuss the issue unfairly or inaccurately. Chapter II provides an index of the 48 objectionable textbooks and lists states which have approved each text for classroom use on a statewide basis. Chapter III offers evaluations of the 48 texts. Each evaluation gives information on title, author, publisher, and a point-by-point criticism of bias and/or inaccuracy. Chapter IV presents information derived from statistical studies and public opinion polls relating to labor union growth, collective bargaining, and job opportunities in union shop organizations. Chapter V presents basic facts related to right to work laws and a sample right to work law. The final chapter lists over 50 American history and government textbooks that do not discuss the right to work issue at all. (DB)
Descriptors: Civics, Curriculum Evaluation, Employment Problems, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Labor Legislation, Labor Relations, Laws, Legal Education, Secondary Education, Textbook Bias, Textbook Evaluation, Textual Criticism, Unions, United States Government (Course), United States History, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Right to Work Committee, Fairfax, VA.
Note: For related documents, see ED 138 510 and SO 011 312