ERIC Number: ED374463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Preserving Intellectual Freedom: Fighting Censorship in Our Schools.
Brown, Jean E., Ed.
Arguing that censorship is not simply an attempt to control what is taught in the schools but also an infringement on the legal learning rights of students, this collection of essays offers insights into how censorship can come about, its impacts and repercussions, and the ways it might be fought. The collection stresses action rather than reaction in guarding the preservation not just of the right to teach, but also of the right to learn. After an introduction by the editor, the essays ar, as follows: (1) "In Defense of the Aesthetic: Technical Rationality and Cultural Censorship" (Philip M. Anderson); (2) "Policing Thought and Speech: What Happens to Intellectual Freedom?" (Jean E. Brown); (3) "Academic Freedom: Student Rights and Faculty Responsibilities" (David Moshman); (4)"Self-Censorship and the Elementary School Teacher" (Kathie Krieger Cerra); (5) "Literature, Intellectual Freedom, and the Ecology of the Imagination" (Hugh Agee); (6) "The Censorship of Young Adult Literature" (Margaret T. Sacco); (7) "Censorship and African American Literature" (Jim Knippling); (8) "Intellectual Freedom and the Student: Using Literature to Teach Differentiation of Propaganda and Persuasion" (Mary Ellen Van Camp); (9) "Censorship and the Teaching of Composition" (Allison Wilson); (10) "Freedom and Restrictions in Language Use" (Roy C. O'Donnell); (11) "Intellectual Freedom and the Theological Dimensions of Whole Language" (Ellen H. Brinkley); (12) "Being Proactive, Not Waiting for the Censor" (Jean E. Brown and Elaine C. Stephens); (13) "The Secondary English Teacher and Censorship" (John M. Kean); (14) "Keeping Abreast in the Trenches: In-Service Censorship Education" (Adrienne C. May and Paul Slayton); (15) "What Do I Do Now? Where to Turn When You Face a Censor" (Robert C. Small, Jr. and M. Jerry Weiss); (16) "Caution, Novice Teachers: The Promotion of Reading, Writing, and Thinking Could Be Grounds for Censorship" (Dee Storey); (17) "Who's Protecting Whom and from What?" (Lynda K. Kapron and Rita E. Paye); (18) "Using Media to Combat Censorship" (Margaret T. Sacco); (19) "Slugging It Out: Censorship Issues in the Third Grade" (C. Jane Hydrick); (20) "Mind-Control Applications of the Constitutional Law of Censorship in the Educational Environment" (Lief H. Carter and Daniel Carroll); (21) "'Hazelwood': Results and Realities" (Mel Krutz); and (22) "The'Hazelwood' Decision: Thought Control in the High School? Or from 'Tinker to 'Hazelwood', to Chance?" (Ken Holmes). (NKA)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Elementary Secondary Education, English Curriculum, Intellectual Freedom, Language Arts, Moral Issues, Public Schools, Student Rights, Teacher Response, Teaching Conditions
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801-1096 (Stock No. 36710-0015: $14.95 members, $19.95 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.