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Payne, Charles M. – 1997
Self-consciously activist education has a long history among African-Americans; however, it is one of the least well-understood aspects of African American struggle. This paper addresses one chapter in that history, the Freedom Schools that operated in Mississippi during the summer of 1964 and for a while thereafter. The schools were the creation…
Descriptors: Black Leadership, Black Power, Civil Rights, Cultural Awareness
Kopenhaver, Lillian Lodge; Click, J. William – 2000
It has been slightly more than a decade since the 1988 Supreme Court "Hazelwood" decision which reaffirmed the right of high school principals to censor stories in the student newspaper. That ruling caused advisers, principals, and students to reevaluate the operation of those publications. This study investigates press freedom in high…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Censorship, Freedom of Speech
MacAllum, Keith; Johnson, Amy Bell – 2002
The Central Educational Center (CEC) in Newnan, Georgia, is a unique partnership of local businesses and industries, the Coweta County Schools, and West Central Technical College. The CEC's programs were designed to address key concerns of Coweta County educators, parents, business owners and managers, college administrators, and students. The…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Adjustment (to Environment), Articulation (Education)
Jones, Linda – 1996
A study examined the health of school newspapers in the Chicago Public Schools, one of the most troubled school districts in the nation. Surveys were completed by advisers at 70 of the 88 public or private high schools in the city of Chicago, Illinois. Results indicated that (1) almost 1 adviser in 5 reported that the school's principal read the…
Descriptors: Administrator Behavior, Censorship, Freedom of Speech, High Schools
Fernandez, deKoven Pelton; Astuto, Terry A. – 1994
What would a school that is responsive to the needs of girls look like? This paper presents findings of a study that sought to synthesize research and commentaries that develop, articulate, or use a feminist critique. It also attempted to identify a set of feminist thought and action to serve as building blocks of an alternative structure for…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Feminism
Fischer, Louis; Schimmel, David – 1975
The speakers describe how they have reorganized an introductory education class so that one of its goals is the heightened legal literacy of beginning teachers. The two courses that most readily lend themselves to this restructuring are commonly known as "Introduction to Education" and "Social Foundations of Education." This approach seeks to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Legal Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education
Kane, Peter E. – 1991
Articles of The Bill of Rights, although comprising the fundamental principles of American society, are often opposed by many people on varying grounds. For example, many people support physical abuses by law enforcement officials, even though they might violate constitutional rights. The First Amendment, simple in original wording, has resulted…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Civil Rights, College Environment
Trager, Robert; Dickerson, Donna L. – 1977
After a unique court decision forbidding prior restraint in public high school publications in three states, a study was devised based on the responses to individual questionnaires sent to principals, faculty advisers, and student editors in each of the schools in the judicial district involved in the decision. Respondents answered questions…
Descriptors: Censorship, Court Litigation, Faculty Advisers, Federal Courts
Cunningham, Claude H. – 1978
A project-wide evaluation of the Houston, Texas magnet school program indicated that it successfully implemented four court-defined desegregation goals: (1) fewer schools which are 90% or more white or combined black and Mexican-American; (2) fewer students who attend such schools; (3) free transportation for magnet school students; and (4) an…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Blacks, Desegregation Litigation
Kransdorf, Martha – 1987
Targeted by the "California Fact-Finding Committee on Un-American Affairs" in 1946, Frances Eisenberg subsequently was dismissed from the Los Angeles Public School System after 20 years of teaching. In 1947, the "Tenney Committee" introduced eight bills in the California legislature to prevent the teaching of controversial…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Civil Rights, Democracy, Due Process