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Gibson, Jeffrey – Knowledge Quest, 2007
School administrators want to believe that they are champions for the rights of the students they serve. They strive to provide students with a secure, enriching environment to aid in their intellectual and social development. Through their leadership, administrators have the responsibility to guide and redirect students to help them achieve at…
Descriptors: Intellectual Freedom, School Libraries, Media Specialists, Censorship
Adams, Helen R. – School Library Monthly, 2009
Founded in 1982, Banned Books Week is celebrated annually during the last week in September and will be observed from September 26-October 3 in 2009. The event acknowledges Americans' right to read the books of their choice regardless of whether the ideas, language, or images are controversial. This annual observance of banned books is a good…
Descriptors: Books, Censorship, Intellectual Freedom, Access to Information
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Fege, Arnold F. – PTA Today, 1991
Discusses censorship in public schools, noting how parents can help protect academic freedom. School districts must develop a policy for selection of instructional materials, and parents must be meaningfully involved in the selection. The public school's role in assuring a balanced curriculum with a free exchange of ideas is examined. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials
Cunningham, Dick – Communication: Journalism Education Today, 1974
Argues that professional journalists must work with high school journalists and journalism organizations to prevent interference of press freedom in high school publications. (RB)
Descriptors: Censorship, Freedom of Speech, Journalism, Secondary Education
Rasmussen, Pat – Quill and Scroll, 1980
A recent court decision in Arcata, California, is bringing First Amendment press freedom for high school journalists back into the news. (RL)
Descriptors: Censorship, Court Litigation, Freedom of Speech, Journalism Education
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Kopenhaver, Lillian Lodge; Click, J. William – Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 2001
Investigates press freedom in high school newspapers at the end of the century. Concludes that the findings paint a clear picture of a high school student press that is not free, that is controlled mostly by advisers, but also by principals, and that views editing of the paper by the faculty adviser as the norm. (SG)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Attitudes, Censorship, Court Litigation
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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
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Agee, Hugh – ALAN Review, 1993
Argues that one of the primary roles of any school principal is to act as champion of students' rights of academic and intellectual freedom. Provides five steps that principals can take to preserve intellectual freedom in their schools. (HB)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Administrator Role, Censorship, Intellectual Freedom
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
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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
Trager, Robert; Eveslage, Thomas – C.S.P.A.A. Bulletin, 1985
Discusses the court rulings that form the basis for press freedom of public school student newspapers. Touches on the role of a free press in high schools, and explores the clear restrictions that do apply to students' freedom of expression. (HTH)
Descriptors: Censorship, Court Litigation, Freedom of Speech, High Schools
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Robinson, Stephen – English Journal, 1981
A statement on the ever-present need to fight for freedom of speech and against censorship. (RL)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Educational Needs, Educational Principles
Pipkin, Gloria; Lent, ReLeah Cossett – 2002
Over the last two decades, the co-authors of this book have worked together to build a tradition of intellectual freedom within public schools. The book describes their struggles as cultural workers, the pedagogical and legal strategies they employed, the resistance they encountered, the lessons they learned, and the impact that they have seen on…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Adolescent Literature, Censorship, Community Involvement
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
Kvapil, Charline R.; Schellenberg, Louise S. – Arizona English Bulletin, 1969
A group of citizens in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1968, organized Right to Read, Inc., to combat potential censors. The purpose of the group is "to promote freedom of access to knowledge and to resist interference with that freedom," especially in schools and libraries. The members hope to improve the community climate before issues on censorship arise…
Descriptors: Books, Censorship, Citizen Participation, Community Attitudes
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