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By Stephen H. Aby, James Kuhn, James C. Kuhn

The freedom of lecturers to pursue wisdom and fact of their study, writing, and educating is a primary precept of up to date larger schooling within the usa. yet this freedom has been demanding received and frequently abridged, reinterpreted, and violated. educational freedom has been critical to many matters and controversies in greater schooling and has therefore generated literature in various disciplines. This e-book offers entry to that literature.

Included are entries for almost 500 books, chapters, articles, reviews, websites, and different resources of knowledge approximately educational freedom. every one access incorporates a descriptive annotation, and the entries are grouped in topical chapters. whereas lots of the works stated have been released because the 1940 American organization of collage Professors Statement of rules on educational Freedom and Tenure, a few older experiences have additionally been integrated. even though the quantity focuses totally on better schooling within the united states, it is also a bankruptcy on educational freedom in different countries.

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Conclusions of the survey are outlined in such areas (among others) as: peace, military training, outside speakers, college press, free speech, and student democracy. 72. American Civil Liberties Union. Committee on Academic Freedom. The Gag on Teaching: The Story of the New Restrictions by Law on Teaching in Schools, and by Public Opinion and Donors on Colleges. 3rd ed. New York: ACLU, 1940. 63p. LC 43-49773. 32 Academic Freedom This report covers such issues of the day as: legislative restrictions on teaching in public schools, loyalty oaths, tenure laws, teacher unionizing, and college restrictions on faculty and students.

42. Wright, Quincy. " The Journal of Higher Education 20(7): 339-345, October 1949. Wright's argument is that the world is becoming increasingly interdependent and interconnected culturally, politically, and economically. At the same time, there are countervailing forces at work that celebrate nationalism and isolationism. However, interconnectedness and multiculturalism are the future, says Wright, and should be 18 Academic Freedom valued in a contemporary definition of citizenship. International cooperation will be required to address the two greatest threats to civilization, poverty and war.

Examples are provided of cases referred to Committee A in the years between 1916 and 1950. 58. McGill, William J. " Educational Record 58(2): 132-45, Spring 1977. The President of Columbia University provides an historical perspective on academic freedom, federal regulation, and governmental interference into academe. Suggestions are given for improving the writing and enforcing of federal regulations. Problems cited include: overlapping jurisdictions of federal agencies; conflicting guidelines among different agencies; bureaucracy as a threat to academic freedom; the fact that public and private institutions have become equally dependent on federal dollars; activist political philosophies that drive an interventionist (rather than incentive-based) approach to encouraging institutional changes.

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