ERIC Number: ED449520
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Dealing with Censorship of Nonprint Materials.
National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Intended primarily for teachers, this brochure from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) discusses censorship guidelines for nonprint media--television, music video, videotape, film, radio, compact disk, and hypertext for personal computers--that English language arts teachers often use in their classrooms and for student assignments. An introductory section explains that the examination of potentially controversial materials can allow students to confront the stereotyping, propagandizing, and editorial gatekeeping so prevalent in the media. The brochure contends that this classroom study of nonprint works is threatened by direct and indirect censorship. It then offers 13 principles and 11 guidelines for educators and practitioners to follow, as well a list of responsibilities of teachers in dealing with nonprint materials. In addition, the brochure provides 17 print resources, 4 nonprint resources, and a selected list of organizations that furnish information about teaching nonprint materials and censorship. (NKA)
Descriptors: Censorship, Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Freedom of Information, Guidelines, Information Sources, Mass Media, Media Selection, Nonprint Media, Public Schools, Student Rights, Teacher Role
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096 (Stock No. 19611-1450: $0.75 members, $1.00 nonmembers). Full text at: http://www.ncte.org/positions/nonprint.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.