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ERIC Number: ED354560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb-2
Pages: 28
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Studies of Teachers' Decision-Making and Their Freedom of Expression.
Bouknight, Jon
This paper presents a literature review examining research that addresses the issue of freedom of expression as it relates to instructional decision-making for teachers in K-12 grades. The paper proposes to connect two sub-fields in speech communication: instructional communication and freedom of expression studies. In surveying the research, however, the paper examines numerous sources outside these fields. The paper is categorized according to five major types of research that appear: "surveys of court opinions,""critiques of court opinions,""trends in restricting freedom of expression,""types of restrictions of teachers' freedom of expression," and "what teachers should know about freedom of expression." The paper concludes that research in this area is hampered by the lack of communication among the various disciplines, such as law and speech communication. Furthermore, the paper finds that studies examining how teachers' freedom of expression enhances or detracts from teaching effectiveness have not been undertaken. Contains 64 references. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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