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Chilcoat, George W.; Ligon, Jerry A. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 1994
Reviews the social studies goal of citizenship education. Describes the goals, instructional techniques, evaluation methods, and classroom management strategies used in the Mississippi Freedom Schools during the middle 1960s. Contends that these schools could be used as a model for effective social studies instruction today. (CFR)
Descriptors: Black Education, Black History, Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development
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Uphoff, James K.; Helms, Ronald G. – Social Education, 1975
Basic areas of academic freedom, questions for clarification of rights and responsibilities, questionnaires for assessing the health of academic freedom in individual schools, and a procedure for combating an attack on academic freedom are provided in this teacher's guide. (DE)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives
Bigelow, Bill, Ed.; Harvey, Brenda, Ed.; Karp, Stan, Ed.; Miller, Larry, Ed. – 2001
This companion volume to the first "Rethinking Our Classrooms" presents a collection of articles, curriculum ideas, lesson plans, poetry, and resources designed for educators seeking to pair concerns for social justice with student academic achievement. Topics are: (1) "The Power of Words," including "Where I'm From:…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism
Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA. – 1994
These classroom guides for the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of July provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics covered by the guides include: (1) Yasser Arafat and online projects (July 1); (2) Yasser Arafat, athletes as…
Descriptors: Cable Television, Class Activities, Current Events, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
Kravitz, Nancy – 2002
This book discusses censorship as it affects schools and school library media centers. Chapter 1 is an introduction. Chapter 2 describes who and why some people and organizations object so strongly to some school materials, as well as those organizations that support intellectual freedom. Chapter 3 provides a historical perspective on censorship…
Descriptors: Censorship, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Intellectual Freedom
Gottlieb, Stephen S. – 1991
Designed to tap the rich collection of instructional techniques in the ERIC database, this compilation of lesson plans focuses on teaching high school students their Constitutional rights and responsibilities. The 40 lesson plans in the book cover the courts and basic rights, the rights of criminal suspects, the rights of minors and education law,…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Class Activities, Constitutional Law, Freedom of Speech
Hassel, Bryan; Lin, Margaret – 2001
As the charter-school option has expanded across the country, contracting for educational management services is an increasingly available and attractive choice for charter-school governing boards and founding groups. To make contractual relationships work well, charter-school boards need to strike an effective balance between fulfilling their…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administration, Administrative Organization, Charter Schools
McLaughlin, Pamela, Comp. – 1986
This selected ERIC bibliography lists 12 titles concerned with intellectual freedom in the schools. The items listed include essays, opinion papers, journal articles, studies, proceedings, and survey reports discussing such topics as library material selection; aid from the American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF);…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Censorship, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Elementary Secondary Education
Burress, Lee; Jenkinson, Edward B. – 1982
Intended to facilitate dialogue between concerned parents and school administrators and teachers, this booklet explores issues of intellectual freedom in elementary and secondary school education. Following an introduction outlining the conditions necessary for a productive exchange between parents and the schools, the booklet discusses the…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Community Attitudes, Educational Environment
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. – 1988
Noting that a deep concern about the suppression of ideas in the public schools of the United States is very much a part of the collective consciousness of the school library profession, the implications of intellectual freedom for school library personnel and for library collection development are explored. The position of the school library in…
Descriptors: Censorship, Civil Liberties, Court Litigation, Educational Legislation
Coulson, Robert – 1986
This book describes 59 cases, most involving grievance arbitration, that concern a school's right to discipline a teacher or a teacher's right to a particular benefit. Selected from thousands of recent arbitration awards, many of these cases appeared in the American Arbitration Association's monthly publication "Arbitration in the…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Arbitration, Collective Bargaining, Conflict Resolution
Lines, Patricia; And Others – 1983
Teachers have the same rights as others, under the first amendment, to express their views outside the classroom. Inside the classroom, however, the teacher is obliged to meet the expectations of the job, and this implies reasonable restrictions on the expression of private views. United States Supreme Court cases have reviewed the teacher's right…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Civil Liberties, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education
Student Press Law Center, Washington, DC. – 1994
Noting dramatic changes in First Amendment protections for high school students and new legal issues facing college newspaper editors, this book describes in detail the legal rights and responsibilities of both the high school and college press. While the book is extensively footnoted, it intentionally avoids "legal-ese" and "brings…
Descriptors: Advertising, Censorship, Copyrights, Freedom of Information
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Indiana Civil Liberties Union, Inc., Indianapolis. – 1994
This handbook assists teachers, administrators, and other members of the educational community in avoiding inappropriate religious activities in the public schools as well as unnecessary interference with legitimate private religious expression by clarifying existing law. Participants in the Task Force on Religion and the Constitution represented…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Law Related Education, Public Schools
Ingelhart, Louis E. – 1986
According to this reference manual, the nation's courts offer public high school journalists the same constitutional protection for expression, free speech, and free press as adults. Part 1 traces the development of the First and Fourth Amendments and explains how these provisions apply to high school publications. Part 2 examines expression that…
Descriptors: Censorship, Courts, Freedom of Speech, High Schools