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Author: Henry Reichman; American Library Association.; American Association of School Administrators.
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association ; Arlington, Va. : American Association of School Administrators, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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This is the second edition of a work on how educators and librarians can sustain a free marketplace of ideas in education while being aware of, and sensitive to, the school censorship controversy.  Read more...

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Reichman, Henry, 1947-
Censorship and selection.
Chicago : American Library Association ; Arlington, Va. : American Association of School Administrators, 1993
(OCoLC)609654186
Online version:
Reichman, Henry, 1947-
Censorship and selection.
Chicago : American Library Association ; Arlington, Va. : American Association of School Administrators, 1993
(OCoLC)624398174
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Reichman; American Library Association.; American Association of School Administrators.
ISBN: 0838906206 9780838906200 0876521979 9780876521977
OCLC Number: 28066923
Description: ix, 172 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Censorship in the Schools. What Is Censorship? Censorship and Education. Censorship or Selection? Academic Freedom. The Extent of the Problem. Who Censors? Motives for Censorship. Self-Censorship --
Ch. 2. Arenas of Conflict. The School Library and the Library Bill of Rights. The School Library: Selection Policies. The Classroom. The Student Press --
Ch. 3. Issues in Dispute. Politics. "Global Education" "Dirty" Words. Profanity and Policy. Sexuality. Gay and Lesbian Literature. Sex Education. Violence. "Secular Humanism" and "New Age" Witchcraft and the Occult. The Impressions Controversy. Creationism. Racism and Sexism. The Case of Huck Finn --
Ch. 4. Establishing Selection Policies. Who Makes Policy? Basic Components of a Selection Policy. Objectives. Responsibility for Selection. Criteria. Procedures. Controversial Materials. Reconsideration. The Completed Policy. Student Rights and the Student Press --
Ch. 5. What Do We Do If ...? Some General Rules. Preparing for A Crisis. Handling the Initial Complaint. The Reconsideration Committee. If They Won't "Play by the Rules" If "The Community Is Up In Arms" If the Challenge Succeeds --
Ch. 6. What is The Law? Basic Principles. Differing Views and Unresolved Issues. School Libraries: The Pico Decision. The Lower Courts: An Ambiguous Record. Religion in the Schools. Evolution and Creation. Student Rights and Student Press. Library and Curricular Censorship After Hazelwood --
Ch. 7. School System Checklist. Preparation. Response --
Ch. 8. Conclusion. A. Access to Resources and Services in the School Library Media Program. B. Free Access to Libraries for Minors. C. Diversity in Collection Development. D. Tips and Samples for Writing a Selection Policy. E. Sample Letter to Complainant. F. Sample Instructions to Evaluating Committee. G. Sample Statement of Concern about Library/Media Center Resources. H. Guidelines for Student Publications. I. Tips for Dealing with Concerns about Library Resources. J. Selected List of Concerned National Organizations. K. Summaries of Selected Legal Cases. L.A Selected, Annotated Bibliography on the First Amendment and Intellectual Freedom.

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