ERIC Number: ED168039
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Dealing with Censorship.
Davis, James E., Ed.
In response to a need voiced by a number of English teachers for new materials that discuss the censorship problems of the 1970s, this book presents articles that analyze the current climate regarding censorship, define the issues and pressures that surround the subject, and suggest ways to handle censorship when the problem arises within the school context. The articles discuss censorship from a variety of perspectives that include: reasons why censorship is on the rise at this time; the historical, social, educational, and human dimensions of censorship; the risks and chance element involved in taking censorship issues to court; and the characteristic rhetoric of censorship and anticensorship groups. The articles that present ways to deal with censorship suggest such approaches as preparing a model policy and rules for selecting instructional materials and preventing censorship crises by preparing detailed written policies and rationales and by communicating with parents. The book also includes a bibliography of books, journals, and pamphlets on censorship and on procedures for establishing policies for material selection. (MAI)
Descriptors: Censorship, Educational Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Legal Problems, Moral Issues, Moral Values, Parent Attitudes, Parent School Relationship, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Selection
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Road, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (Stock No. 10622, $6.50 member, $7.50 non-member)
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to small print