ERIC Number: ED377780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Democratic Culture. Newsletter of Teachers for a Democratic Culture. Volumes 1-3.
Wilson, John K., Ed.
Democratic Culture, v1-3 Fall 1992-Fall 1994
This document contains the first five issues of a newsletter for college faculty on countering the publicity campaign against "political correctness." The first issue from Fall 1992 describes the organization's founding and first year, analyzes a lawsuit brought by a faculty member at Massachusetts Institute of Technology against her institution charging acquiescing in "a persistent and continuing pattern of professional, political and sexual harassment," reviews books of interest, and reports on media coverage of "political correctness." The Spring 1993 issue includes reports on a national lobbying organization for scholarly societies, the political fate of possible Clinton-Administration appointee Johnetta Cole, and commentary from several contributors on national politics, higher education culture, liberalism and multiculturalism, and feminism and classical studies. The Fall 1993 issue contains articles on critical pedagogy, a debate over politics at Louisiana State University, consequences of the Reagan-Bush administrations, commentary on national politics, and other essays as well as monitoring of media coverage of higher education. The Spring 1994 issue offers 14 essays and reports on a variety of topics relating to the "politically correct" debate in academia. The Fall 1994 issue is devoted to analysis and commentary of "Who Stole Feminism: How Women Have Been Betrayed by Women" by Christina H. Sommers. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Academic Freedom, College Faculty, Culture, Culture Conflict, Democracy, Democratic Values, Faculty College Relationship, Feminism, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Politics of Education, Scholarship, School Community Relationship
Teachers for a Democratic Culture, P.O. Box 6405, Evanston, IL 60204 ($5, single copy price; annual membership: $5, students/low-income; $25, faculty/others).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Teachers for a Democratic Culture, Evanston, IL.