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The language police : how pressure groups restrict what students learn

Author: Diane Ravitch
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Argues that the anti-bias and sensitivity guidelines promoted by the Left and the Right exert so much force on educational publishers that the resulting modified and censored student materials are reduced to bland and boring texts.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ravitch, Diane.
Language police.
New York : Knopf, 2003
(DLC) 2002040622
(OCoLC)50802702
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Ravitch
ISBN: 9780307428851 0307428850
OCLC Number: 669067068
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 255 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Forbidden topics, forbidden words --
The new meaning of bias --
Everybody does it: the textbook publishers --
Everybody does it: the testing companies --
Censorship from the right --
Censorship from the left --
The mad, mad, mad world of textbook adoptions --
Literature: forgetting the tradition --
History: the endless battle --
The language police: can we stop them? --
Appendix 1. A glossary of banned words, usages, stereotypes, and topics --
Appendix 2. The Atkinson-Ravitch sampler of classic literature for home and school.
Responsibility: Diane Ravitch.
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Argues that the anti-bias and sensitivity guidelines promoted by the Left and the Right exert so much force on educational publishers that the resulting modified and censored student materials are reduced to bland and boring texts.

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