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Barnes, Judy – 1976
In this booklet the content and implications of the First Amendment are analyzed. Historical origins of free speech from ancient Greece to England before the discovery of America, free speech in colonial America, and the Bill of Rights and its meaning for free speech are outlined. The evolution of the First Amendment is described, and the…
Descriptors: Censorship, Civil Liberties, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law
Scales, Peter; Frey, Amy Louise, Ed. – 1982
This bibliography lists 221 materials considered to be helpful in identifying obstacles to sex education, understanding the nature of the opposition to sex education, appreciating approaches useful for building community support, and learning about the legal aspects of sex education. Resources contained in this bibliography are through July 1982…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Community Support, Legal Problems, Sex Education
Berninghausen, David K. – Drexel Library Quarterly, 1982
Considers theories of intellectual freedom for library users, focusing on policies and practices which have developed in publicly supported libraries in America in the late twentieth century. Related legislation is discussed, including the First Amendment and Library Bill of Rights. Twenty-six references are cited. (EJS)
Descriptors: Censorship, Federal Legislation, Libraries, State Legislation
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Davis, Bertram H.; And Others – Academe, 1989
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, with the explicit approval of the Pope, declared that the Reverend Charles E. Curran was neither suitable nor eligible to teach Catholic Theology at The Catholic University of America. A report by the American Association of University Professors is presented. (MLW)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Catholic Schools, Censorship, Church Related Colleges
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Unks, Gerald – High School Journal, 1979
Teachers who desire the academic freedom to discuss all sides of an issue are often branded as disloyal, communistic, or evil. But it is those who propose thought control and oppose total access to knowledge, not teachers advocating their students' right to know, who are America's actual subversives. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Bias, Censorship, Community Attitudes
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Kincaid, Larry; Koger, Grove – RSR: Reference Services Review, 1997
Traces the history of Henry Miller's novel "Tropic of Cancer"--censored in England and America for being too obscene--from its inception in 1932 to its vindication by the United States judicial system 30 years later. Also includes an annotated bibliography of related literature. (AEF)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Case Studies, Censorship, Foreign Countries
Tanner, Daniel – Phi Delta Kappan, 1993
Many America 2000 proposals should be challenged by educators, in view of powerful and readily available evidence sources, including the Sandia Report suppressed by the Bush Administration. Findings showed that aggregate SAT, NAEP, and GRE scores are rising; dropout rates are declining (except for Hispanics); and beginning teachers' salaries (in…
Descriptors: Censorship, Educational Change, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Appleby, Scott R. – American Journal of Education, 1989
Discusses historical aspects of the Christian school movement in the past century as it evolved into one of the fastest-growing branches of private education in America. Compares and contrasts salient themes from Alan Peshkin's profile of a Fundamentalist academy in Illinois and Susan Rose's comparative analysis of a charismatic day school and a…
Descriptors: Censorship, Christianity, Church Role, Elementary Secondary Education
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Rosenzweig, Ron; And Others – History Microcomputer Review, 1995
Summarizes and outlines the controversy surrounding some of the content of Voyager Co.'s "Who Built America?", history CD-ROM package. Although highly praised, the program received criticism for its limited references to homosexuality, birth control, and abortion. Voyager Co. refused to drop the product after a computer-linked campaign…
Descriptors: Abortions, Academic Freedom, Censorship, Citizen Participation
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)
Spicer, Harold O., Ed.; Mullican, James S., Ed. – Indiana English Journal, 1975
This special issue of the "Indiana English Journal" focuses on the law and the teacher of English and language arts. Included in the issue are the following articles: "The High School Press and Prior Restraint" by Roy Colquitt, "What's Obscene in Indiana? The New Law, the Miller Decision, and the Teaching of English" by Peter Scholl, and "The Law…
Descriptors: Censorship, Educational Administration, Educational Legislation, Educational Problems
Squyres, Linda Lawrence – 1979
Designed for librarians planning community oriented programs, this annotated bibliography critically reviews literature defending the young adult's right to intellectual freedom. Works examined include U.S. English language journal articles and short sections of books published between 1967 and 1979. Within the bibliography and the review, topical…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Adolescents, Annotated Bibliographies, Censorship
Paraschos, Manny – 1989
A study examined the legal treatment of the press in constitutions or other basic legal institutional documents from around the world. Sixty-three constitutions or basic documents from the Western World, the Communist Bloc, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America were analyzed. Analysis revealed that most constitutions open with…
Descriptors: Censorship, Comparative Analysis, Constitutional History, Discourse Analysis
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Heinze, Kirk – 1980
Although the suppression in 1917 of "The Masses," an influential Socialist magazine, has been depicted as an American tragedy, such a narrow interpretation ignores the bizarre, confused, often comic developments and episodes that attended the magazine's end. A reexamination of the demise of "The Masses" has been made to show the milieu in which…
Descriptors: Activism, Censorship, Dissent, Editorials
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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