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ERIC Number: EJ1074342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Developing a Curriculum in Intellectual Freedom: What Our Students Need to Know
Seroff, Jole
Knowledge Quest, v44 n1 p20-24 Sep-Oct 2015
In this article, the author states that school librarians can contribute to an atmosphere that supports intellectual freedom by drawing attention to the subtle messages about community values--messages that are communicated by virtue of what is included or excluded from curricular and co-curricular offerings. The author address issues with internet filtering in schools; use of honor codes that are central to a school's identity; censorship; and intellectual property and fair use. Intellectual freedom is not a value held in a vacuum but, instead, in a particular time and place. Reflecting on instructional programs through the lens of intellectual freedom has reinforced some key tenets, as addressed in this article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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