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ERIC Number: EJ1005156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0148-1061
Collaboratively Teaching Intellectual Freedom to Education Students
Meyer, Nadean; Bradley, Darcy
Education Libraries, v36 n1 p24-30 Sum 2013
Together an education librarian and education professor developed a series of exercises for education students about intellectual freedom and book challenges. The resources are primarily online and they progressively work from book censorship cases and concerns to handling book challenges proactively through discussions, activities, and role playing. Their work together as education librarian and reading faculty helps teacher candidates develop their proactive powers around sensitive issues in young adult literature, and encourages them to not only read widely for themselves but also for their future students. Their working relationship is also an effective model for collaboration with others in a school setting, and often leads them to other topics to explore together. In the end, however, they want more educators to understand the important role of intellectual freedom and Freedom to Read. These rights are part of their democratic heritage and important for all readers. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington