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Durst, Anne – Teachers College Record, 2005
While teaching in a California charter school in the late 1990s, I had the experience of working one year under the dictates of a highly scripted curricular program and the next year in the absence of an effectively crafted instructional plan. In both cases it proved difficult for teachers to provide quality instruction to students. In an effort…
Descriptors: Laboratories, Educational Innovation, Laboratory Schools, Intellectual Freedom
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Sacken, Donal M. – Teachers College Record, 1989
This article investigates the uncertain history of academic freedom in public schools, from the viewpoint of the courts' understanding and related commentaries. Also considered is the magnitude of teachers' classroom discretion, and whether courts are likely to treat content and pedagogical conflicts differently. (IAH)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Collective Bargaining, Court Litigation
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Batchelor, Ronald; Franklin, Vincent P. – Teachers College Record, 1978
Freedom Schooling is an educational concept that refers to the new relationship or partnership between the federal government and local school districts to introduce alternative educational practices, programs, and structures into American public elementary and secondary education. (JMF)
Descriptors: Art Education, Basic Skills, Cultural Enrichment, Elementary Secondary Education