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Greenleaf, Cynthia L.; Hinchman, Kathleen – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2009
This commentary invites Americans to confront what these authors view as the travesty that typically passes for literacy instruction for older youth in the United States who struggle with reading. In too many U.S. schools, these young people face an impoverished curriculum, receiving literacy instruction that is ill suited to their needs, or…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Difficulties, Secondary School Curriculum, Teaching Methods
Lane, Robert Wheeler – 1995
The extent to which public school students deserve First Amendment rights and the values and interests regarding public schooling that should limit student free speech are explored. Eight chapters are entitled: "Pursuing Excellence and Order"; "The Emergence of Children's Rights"; "Free Speech and Public Education";…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Childrens Rights, Citizenship Education, Court Litigation
Haynes, Charles C. – 1998
A new consensus supported by the leadership of many religious and educational organizations sees the study of religion as essential if students are to be educated about the history and culture of the United States. This teaching guide is designed to accompany the 17-volume series, "Religion in American Life," aimed at young adults and…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Religion
Johnson, Claudia – 1994
Part memoir, part courtroom drama, part primer for fighting assaults on free speech, this book narrates a 5-year-long federal battle which began in 1986 to reinstate several literary classics to the reading list of a public high school in Lake City, Florida. The book recounts how the superintendent, the local school board, and several religious…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Censorship, Classics (Literature), Court Litigation
Shelton, Michael W. – 1993
Many college and university administrators have responded to the recent increase in hateful incidents on campus by putting hate speech codes into place. The establishment of speech codes has sparked a heated debate over the impact that such codes have upon free speech and First Amendment values. Some commentators have suggested that viewing hate…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, College Environment, College Students, Freedom of Speech
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Burkholder, John David – Journal of Law and Education, 1989
Religious rights of teachers are affected in three primary areas of activities: (1) outside the school environment; (2) inside the school environment; and (3) inside the classroom. These issues are examined from the perspective of the constitutional principles involved. (MLF)
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools
Bollier, David – 1991
Suggesting future lines of inquiry for policymakers and others, this report attempts to distill the essential points of discussion and debate that occurred during a conference on electronic media regulation and the first amendment attended by 21 experts representing legislative, regulatory, business, judicial, academic, audience, and media…
Descriptors: Federal Regulation, Freedom of Speech, Futures (of Society), Government Role
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Daly, Karen C. – Journal of Law and Education, 2001
Discusses how using "Pickering v. Board of Education" or "Hazelwood School District v Kuhlmeier" as precedents in cases involving classroom speech by teachers has fostered court inconsistency. Proposes a judicial standard that emphasizes adequate notice to teachers when certain speech is proscribed and scrutinizes school-board…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Board of Education Policy, Classroom Techniques, Court Litigation
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Olson, Dale P. – Journal of College and University Law, 1986
Implications of the 1985 Supreme Court ruling in Harper & Row v Nation Enterprises, dealing with copyright protection in unpublished material include: ownership of copyrighted works prepared by faculty or students, infringement through performance or classroom use of copyrighted works, and application of fair use to classroom and scholarly…
Descriptors: College Administration, Constitutional Law, Copyrights, Court Litigation
O'Donnell, Roy C. – 1992
Since freedom of thought and expression is essential in a democracy, censorship of language is rightly regarded as a threat to all other freedoms. Still, it is inevitable that certain restrictions will occasionally be imposed on language in America and in other societies. Restrictions on language date back to the Ten Commandments, which condemned…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Civil Rights, Democracy
Riley, Richard – Teaching PreK-8, 1995
Outlines current federal Department of Education guidance to public school administrators and teachers on the extent to which religious expression and activities are permitted on school grounds and in the classroom. (ET)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Administrator Responsibility, Administrators, Civil Liberties
Keros, Leslie, Ed. – Student Press Law Center Report, 1985
Concerned with protecting the First Amendment rights of high school and college journalists, this focused journal issue analyzes libel law and the question of liability in the student press. Covering such broad topics as ethics, courts, censorship, administration, student government, and libel, the journal articles (1) question journalism as a…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Censorship, Court Litigation, Ethics
Herrington, TyAnna K. – 1998
The backlash against public access to information, coupled with misinterpretations of the relationship between fair use and the First Amendment, not only threaten educators' ability to access information for educational purposes, but create roadblocks for the public's constitutionally supported right to participate in democratic dialogue. The…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Copyrights, Electronic Classrooms, Fair Use (Copyrights)
Schimmel, David – 1981
To assist public school administrators in identifying constitutionally permissible religious observances of national religious holidays, this paper analyzes a federal appellate court case, Florey v. Sioux Falls School District, in which it was found that public schools would not violate the First Amendment by observing religious holidays if the…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Courts
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Tompkins, Paula – Electronic Journal of Communication/La Revue Electronique de Communication, 1997
Presents for classroom discussion the tension between communication ethics and freedom of speech issues through the case of the 1991 public "outing" of a closeted homosexual. Presents questions for student discussion that provide an opportunity to explore a multilayered ethical problem concerning First Amendment rights and the…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Ethics, Freedom of Speech, Higher Education
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