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ERIC Number: EJ823036
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1523-4320
A Private [School] Matter: The State of Materials Challenges in Private College Preparatory School Libraries in the Southeast United States
Franklin, Renee E.
School Library Media Research, v11 2008
Materials challenges and censorship occur often in public and private educational settings. Private schools and their library media centers are not subject to the First Amendment but research reported in this article examines the state of challenges to materials held in private schools media centers in the southeast United States as a way to gauge the frequency and outcomes of materials challenges in these institutions. The study builds on previous research of challenges in public schools as a framework to examine the types of challenges to materials in private college preparatory school libraries in the southeast, the outcomes of the challenges, and the factors that influenced the outcome of the challenges. The author reports the results of a quantitative study wherein data were collected via a four part electronic survey with items that pertained to media center materials challenges that occurred during the 2002-03, 2003-04, and 2004-05 school years. The article discusses the state of challenges to private college preparatory schools in light of previously identified challenge outcome factors and includes suggestions for future inquiry in the topic area. (Contains 6 tables, 1 figure and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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