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Veitch, Jonathan – Journal of Film and Video, 1997
Examines how Nathanael West's darkly critical text in his novel "Miss Lonelyhearts" was censored, through a series of demurrals and evasions, displacements and substitutions, even repression, to make it acceptable for the screen. Suggests that the resulting script illuminates the momentous cultural struggles underway in 1930s America--in…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Censorship, Cultural Context, Film Criticism
Postman, Neil, Ed.; And Others – 1969
The essays published in this collection were written in response to the basic question, "To what extent is the language of politics/advertising/psychotherapy/education/bureaucracy/etc. facilitating or impeding our chances of survival?" The general topic here is the contemporary use of language and the semantic environment in America, especially in…
Descriptors: Bureaucracy, Censorship, Communication Problems, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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McKenna, Brian – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
In the foreword to "The Politics of Genocide", political theorist Noam Chomsky writes that denial of the American Indian holocaust is a potent force in the United States. He argues that "the most unambiguous cases of genocide" are often "acknowledged by the perpetrators, and passed over as insignificant or even denied in retrospect by the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Power Structure, War, High Schools
Marshall, Kim – Learning, 1980
Frances FitzGerald's critique of American social studies and history curricula in "America Revised" is reviewed. The conclusion drawn is that censorship, special interests, and marketability exercise too great an influence on the textbook industry. (JMF)
Descriptors: Censorship, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (NJ1), 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court has called America's colleges and universities "vital centers for the Nation's intellectual life," but the reality today is that many of these institutions severely restrict free speech and open debate. Speech codes--policies prohibiting student and faculty speech that would, outside the bounds of campus, be…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Constitutional Law, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
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Benowitz, June Melby – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
The headlines "Who's Trying to Ruin Our Schools?" and "Danger's Ahead in the Public Schools" grabbed the attention of the American public during the early 1950s as mainstream publications reacted to efforts by right-wing organizations to influence the curricula of America's elementary and secondary schools. "A bewildering disease that threatens to…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Textbooks, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
Mitchell, Jane P.; George, Joseph D. – Gifted Education International, 1996
This paper reviews the use of comic book superheroes to teach values to gifted children. The values modeled by superheroes are examined, and the affective meaning of their "secret identities" to gifted students is stressed. The use of comics with older students to explore questions of censorship and explicit content is also discussed.…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Childrens Literature, Comics (Publications), Elementary Secondary Education
Garrison, Bruce; Munoz, Julio E. – 1985
This paper is based on a review of the literature that included reports from the Inter-American Press Association's general assembly in Los Angeles in October 1984, the mid-year meeting of the Inter-American Press Association in Panama City in March 1985, and the 1983 world press freedom review of the International Press Institute. Other material…
Descriptors: Censorship, Democracy, Foreign Countries, Freedom of Speech
Edwards, B. T. – 1995
This program examines the changing relationship between the military and the press. In this episode leading journalists and military public affairs officials debate uses of censorship, access to the battlefield, and the impact of live television on military operations. The study guide offers questions to use before viewing the video, questions to…
Descriptors: Censorship, Freedom, Higher Education, Information Dissemination
International Montessori Society (NJ3), 2011
"The Montessori Observer" is mailed four times each year, in March, May, September and November, to Society members throughout the world. The purpose is to provide news and information about the Society's work in Montessori education, and to extend awareness of Montessori principles throughout the world. This issue contains a feature…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, State Regulation, Censorship
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Cisneros, Jes R. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2008
While the spectacle of book burnings in Nazi Germany was something that most Americans recoiled from in the 1930s, by the end of the decade, on the eve of America's entry into the Second World War, the symbolic power of destroying books by fire was unfortunately something that certain Americans were not above seizing upon. In the 1930s and 1940s,…
Descriptors: War, Presidents, World History, Censorship
Gardner, Mary A. – Community College Journalist, 1980
Reviews the historical development of the press in Latin America from the sixteenth century to the present. Discusses the various pressures that Latin American newspapers are subject to, including political censorship, economic restrictions, and cultural conflicts. (AEA)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Censorship, Culture Conflict, Foreign Countries
Kostelanetz, Richard – 1974
In this book it is argued that "intelligent writing" might come to an end, not because such writing is no longer produced or because it is not being read, but because the channels of communication have become clogged and corrupted. In the preface, why and how the book was written is discussed. Part one contains the following chapters:…
Descriptors: Authors, Book Reviews, Books, Censorship
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Giblin, James Cross – Children's Literature in Education, 1986
Discusses the evolution of children's literature during this century, focusing on the economic, political, and moral forces behind the changes that occurred. (SRT)
Descriptors: Awards, Censorship, Childrens Literature, Economic Factors
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Britton, John – Journalism Quarterly, 1983
Reports that between World War II and the Viet Nam era, leftist journalist Carleton Beals found it hard to get his writings condemning Central American dictators published in the United States. (FL)
Descriptors: Censorship, Communism, Latin American History, Media Research
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