ERIC Number: EJ908390
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
"It Takes at Least Two to Tangle"
Walker, Janice M.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v13 n4 p22-43 Dec 2010
Despite past lessons, book-banning continues to exist at all levels within our democratic society. This case presents a realistic scenario when the school district, facing a book challenge by a concerned parent, responds by removing the book from the library. On the basis of a true story, the study features a parent of an elementary child challenging a school library book for inappropriate content. The case undergirds issues surrounding First Amendment rights and may also be used to discuss same-sex relationships and topics dealing with social justice such as homosexuality. The case study may be used with courses within Educational Leadership curriculum specifically educational leadership, curriculum design and development, educational law, community relationship, and supervision.
Descriptors: School Libraries, Books, Censorship, Parent School Relationship, Homosexuality, Social Justice, Politics of Education, Curriculum Development, Program Implementation, Constitutional Law, Democracy, Case Studies, Perspective Taking
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: First Amendment