ERIC Number: ED374399
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Censorship: A Threat to Reading, Learning, Thinking.
Simmons, John S., Ed.
Pointing out that censorship is undermining the goals of education and plaguing all areas of the curriculum, this collection of essays considers many areas in which students' right to read is being infringed. The collection offers thought-provoking perspectives on the methods used by protesters to remove books and materials from classrooms and libraries and outlines the rationales behind censors' motivations. The purpose is to help elementary and secondary teachers, administrators, and media specialists learn how to write rationales for textbooks and literature selections, and to help concerned citizens discover ways to take action against censors. The essays are (1) "Dimensions of Critical Reading: Focus on Censorship Elements" (J. S. Simmons); (2) "Critical Literacy versus Censorship across the Curriculum" (J. A. Whitson); (3) "Tactics Used to Remove Books and Courses from Schools" (E. B. Jenkinson); (4) "Censorship and the 'New Age'" (R. J. Marzano); (5) "Censorship in Schools: Three Case Studies" (M. R. Rosenblum); (6) "Political Correctness--The Other Side of the Coin" (J. S. Simmons); (7) "A Book Is Not a House: The Human Side of Censorship" (R. Cormier); (8) "Censors and the New Proposals for Literacy" (R. E. Shafer); (9) "The Impressions Series: Courtroom Threats to Schools" (R. A. McClain); (10) "The Elementary School: Censorship Within and Without" (C. J. Hydrick); (11) "Children's Supernatural Stories: Popular but Persecuted" (C. M. Tomlinson and M. O. Tunnell); (12) "Censorship of Young Adult Literature" (D. R. Gallo); (13) "Social Studies and Critical Thinking Skills versus Censorship" (J. L. Nelson); (14) "History Textbooks, Critical Reading, and Censorship" (R. F. Allen); (15) "Teaching Evolution: Past and Present" (L. C. Scharmann); (16) "Negotiating the Narrow Path: Responding to Censorship in the 1990s" (R. B. Sipe); (17) "Advice for School Administrators" (H. Agee); (18) "Preparing the New English Teacher to Deal with Censorship, or Will I Have
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Censorship, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Intellectual Freedom, Legal Problems, Moral Issues, Political Issues, Public Education, Reading Material Selection, Religious Factors, Student Rights, Textbook Content
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Books
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Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.