ERIC Number: ED261397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Rationales for Commonly "Challenged" Taught Books.
Shugert, Diane P., Ed.; And Others
Connecticut English Journal, v15 n1 Fall 1983
Intended for teachers, this focused journal issue contains separate rationales for teaching books that have been challenged as appropriate instructional materials. Following a discussion of the purpose for rationales and suggestions for using them, the journal presents rationales for teaching the following books: "To Kill a Mockingbird,""The Diary of a Young Girl,""The Grapes of Wrath,""Catcher in the Rye,""The Good Earth,""Slaughterhouse-Five,""Huckleberry Finn,""Nineteen Eighty-four,""Lord of the Flies,""The Scarlet Letter,""A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich,""Ethan Frome,""Brave New World,""A Separate Peace,""Of Mice and Men,""Animal Farm,""A Farewell to Arms,""The Learning Tree,""Ordinary People,""Flowers for Algernon,""The Chocolate War,""Go Ask Alice,""The Pigman,""The Outsiders," and "A Day No Pigs Would Die." In addition, the journal contains articles about using best sellers in the classroom, defending adolescent literature, selecting textbooks for classroom instruction, teaching challenged books in a psychiatric school setting, and challenged books in England. Appendixes contain a list of resource materials on censorship, the names and addresses of organizations that oppose censorship, and copies of the New England Association of Teachers of English rationales for teaching several additional books, the National Council of Teachers of English statement of censorship and professional guidelines, a Connecticut policy on academic freedom and public education, and a completion form for a rationale. (EL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Council of Teachers of English.