ERIC Number: EJ424995
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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The University of Wyoming Textbook Investigation: From Controversy to Academic Freedom.
Clark, Tina M.
OAH Magazine of History, v4 n4 p56-60 Spr 1990
This student paper, a first place winner in the 1987 National History Day competition, relates events of the first college textbook controversy in the United States. In 1947, University of Wyoming trustees authorized reviewing textbooks for "subversive tendencies." Faculty and trustees successfully negotiated the controversy, resulting in academic freedom policies still in effect. (CH)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Communism, Conflict Resolution, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Democratic Values, Educational History, Faculty, Faculty College Relationship, Higher Education, Ideology, Intellectual Freedom, Modern History, Political Attitudes, Political Influences, Politics of Education, Research Papers (Students), Social Attitudes, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Standards, Trustees
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
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