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ERIC Number: ED305700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: N/A
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Intellectual Freedom: The Censorship War Continues.
Spicola, Rose; Stephens, Carolyn
Texas Reading Report, v11 n4 p7-8 May 1989
Censorship efforts are taking place throughout the country in spite of greater activism among anticensorship forces. One of the alarming trends is that many of the censors are now attacking the curriculum of the schools, challenging textbooks in reading, literature, history, science, health, and social studies. The International Reading Association has developed a censorship statement which very clearly states that any type of censorship infringes upon the freedom of speech, thought, and inquiry guaranteed in the first Amendment of the United States Constitution. Schools should develop procedures for dealing with book challenges, and should also adopt procedures to support teachers who wish to implement broad literature-based programs in their reading curriculum. Parents will need to be informed and teachers will need to be careful not to use trade books that have not been adopted through the regular adoption routine. (A list of sources of information concerning censorship is included.) (MM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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