ERIC Number: EJ527995
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Censorproofing School Library Collections: The Fallacy and Futility.
Schrader, Alvin M.
School Libraries Worldwide, v2 n1 p71-94 Jan 1996
Discusses why challenges to materials in school libraries cannot be avoided. Demonstrates how reader response theory, the multiple readings of text, makes self-censorship difficult. Explains how "censorproofing" by title, author/artist, and subject ignores reader unpredictability and maturity levels. Finds all school libraries vulnerable to criticism, censorproofing is in opposition to professional responsibility, and suggests alternatives. (LAM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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