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Wormeli, Rick – Educational Leadership, 2012
According to former Supreme Court Judge Sandra Day O'Connor, active citizenship requires that students know how to persuade others by logic, seek consensus, understand and create constructive dissent, and practice other vital critical-thinking skills. However, in the 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress in civics, only one in four…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, National Competency Tests, Nonprofit Organizations, Citizenship
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Knox, Emily – Public Services Quarterly, 2011
Support for intellectual freedom, a concept codified in the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights and Code of Ethics, is one of the core tenets of modern librarianship. According to the most recent interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights, academic librarians are encouraged to incorporate the principles of intellectual freedom…
Descriptors: Intellectual Freedom, Academic Freedom, Academic Libraries, Ethics
Adams, Helen R. – School Library Monthly, 2010
The American Library Association's (ALA) "Library Bill of Rights" is important to school librarians because it provides the philosophical structure for intellectual freedom in school libraries and asserts the rights of minors. It states: "A person's right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age,…
Descriptors: Intellectual Freedom, Access to Information, School Libraries, Professional Associations