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Dogan, Sevgi; Selenica, Ervjola – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2022
This article examines the relationship between academic freedom and authoritarianism in Turkey. While not a new problem in the Turkish context, academic freedom has come particularly under attack following the attempted military coup on 15 July 2016, as well as with the Turkish intervention in the Syrian conflict. This paper is focused on scholars…
Descriptors: Authoritarianism, Academic Freedom, Neoliberalism, Foreign Countries
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Couto, Aluizio – Journal of Academic Ethics, 2021
In this paper, I criticize two recent and influential arguments for no-platforming advanced by Robert Simpson and Amia Srinivasan and by Neil Levy, respectively. What both arguments have in common is their attempt to reconcile no-platforming with liberal values. For Simpson and Srinivasan, no-platforming does not contradict liberalism if grounded…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Freedom of Speech, Academic Freedom, Universities
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Spilka, Joshua – Knowledge Quest, 2022
Parents and politicians feel it is their duty to assert control over the information within school libraries. According to Joshua Spilka, a high school junior, book banning has affected no one more than students and school librarians. Students find that the people who are supposed to advocate for them, parents and guardians, are often working…
Descriptors: Books, School Libraries, Censorship, Intellectual Freedom
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Rivera, Juan – Knowledge Quest, 2022
Using the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) "National School Library Standards," and the essential questions developed out of the author's work on the Emerging Leaders project "Defending Intellectual Freedom LGBTQ+ Materials in School Libraries" resource guide, readers are taken through applying essential…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Intellectual Freedom, LGBTQ People, Library Materials
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Cesari, Lindsay – Knowledge Quest, 2022
The author takes the experience of book challenges as an opportunity for positive curricular changes by walking readers through the development of a formalized procedure for selecting new, diverse texts to add to the English Language Arts (ELA) program curriculum. The text-selection committee arrived at a six-step method: (1) Identify Desired…
Descriptors: Diversity, Novels, Language Arts, English Curriculum
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Hartsfield, Danielle E.; Kimmel, Sue C. – Reading Teacher, 2021
Young readers depend on adults to provide access to a variety of materials representing diverse perspectives and providing information about topics of interest and importance to them. The decisions of literacy professionals to include or exclude a book from a lesson or a collection have far-reaching implications for the kinds of ideas,…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Reading Material Selection, Decision Making, Diversity
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Fernandez, Orlando – Journal of Student Affairs, New York University, 2021
Freedom of speech and civil discourse in higher education are crucial to the personal and academic development of students. This essay begins with a brief overview of the protected status of freedom of speech, and the connection to civil discourse in higher education. Then, the issue of growing divisiveness in American society is examined, and how…
Descriptors: Humanization, Student Development, College Students, Freedom of Speech
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Lockard, Joe – History of Education, 2022
This paper explores the representation and non-representation of slavery in US school textbooks from the late eighteenth century to the beginning of the US Civil War. It reviews the major readers, almost none of which mentioned slavery despite the anti-slavery sentiments of many textbook editors. The few readers that addressed slavery did so in…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Slavery, Educational History, Content Analysis
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Jamison, Andrea – Knowledge Quest, 2020
In 2017 the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) released the "National School Library Standards." The revised standards were streamlined to reflect the attributes that dynamic school librarians, learners, and school libraries should possess. The standards provide school librarians with a framework for creating school…
Descriptors: Intellectual Freedom, School Libraries, Censorship, Library Role
Kim, Robert – Phi Delta Kappan, 2022
The American Library Association reported an "unprecedented spike" in the number of book removal requests in the final months of 2021, and most of these challenges focus on books about people from marginalized communities. Robert Kim asks whether such removals violate the First Amendment and explores how much discretion court have…
Descriptors: Censorship, Books, Minority Groups, Racial Bias
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Mercer, Mark – Academic Questions, 2021
Self-censorship is widely practiced in university communities, under-discussed though it is. One suggestion for dealing with self-censorship is that universities and professors post rules of conduct designed to facilitate free and open discussion of sensitive topics. Rules are good for solving coordination problems, but self-censorship stems from…
Descriptors: Censorship, Universities, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Institutional Mission
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Malcolm, Finlay – British Educational Research Journal, 2021
Freedom of speech in universities is currently an issue of widespread concern and debate. Recent empirical findings in the UK shed some light on whether speech is unduly restricted in the university, but it suffers from two limitations. First, the results appear contradictory. Some studies show that the issue of free speech is overblown by media…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Censorship, Freedom of Speech, Academic Freedom
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Farquhar, Lee K.; Carey, Michael Clay – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2019
This research analyzes news-making decisions and self-censorship among student journalists through the lens of gatekeeping theory. Using Q methodology, the study examines responses of 45 student journalists who were asked about variables that would influence their decisions not to pursue a controversial story. Four factors emerged based on…
Descriptors: Censorship, Scholastic Journalism, Decision Making, Risk
Goodman, Christie L., Ed. – Intercultural Development Research Association, 2022
The "IDRA Newsletter" serves as a vehicle for communication with educators, school board members, decision-makers, parents, and the general public concerning the educational needs of all children across the United States. The focus of this issue is "Combatting Classroom Censorship." Contents include: (1) A Wolf in Sheep's…
Descriptors: Censorship, Prevention, Equal Education, Family Involvement
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Wade, Magic M. – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2021
This research was inspired by allegations of censorship of college curricula in an Illinois state penitentiary. This example highlights the confusion and controversy that may ensue when disagreements arise over what students in prison-based college programs are permitted to read and learn. Following this, my research considers these relevant…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Higher Education, Access to Education, Instructional Materials
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