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What Can Be Taught In College In Prison? Reconciling Institutional Priorities In Clashes Over Incarcerated Students’ Access To Instructional Materials, Magic M. Wade Mar 2021

What Can Be Taught In College In Prison? Reconciling Institutional Priorities In Clashes Over Incarcerated Students’ Access To Instructional Materials, Magic M. Wade

Journal of Prison Education and Reentry

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 questions: First, do many programs and prisons encounter disagreements over certain instructional materials? Next, to what extent are these rooted in clashing institutional values and priorities? And finally, what can be done to quell controversy, reduce confusion, and strengthen relationships between colleges and prisons? To shed light on these questions, I ...


Today’S Fake News Is Tomorrow’S Fake History: How Us History Textbooks Mirror Corporate News Media Narratives, Nolan Higdon, Mickey Huff, Jen Lyons Jan 2021

Today’S Fake News Is Tomorrow’S Fake History: How Us History Textbooks Mirror Corporate News Media Narratives, Nolan Higdon, Mickey Huff, Jen Lyons

Secrecy and Society

The main thrust of this study is to assess how the systematic biases found in mass media journalism affect the writing of history textbooks. There has been little attention paid to how the dissemination of select news information regarding the recent past, particularly from the 1990s through the War on Terror, influences the ways in which US history is taught in schools. This study employs a critical-historical lens with a media ecology framework to compare Project Censored’s annual list of censored and under-reported stories to the leading and most adopted high school and college US history textbooks. The findings ...


Censorship Concerns In College Media: A Multiple Case Study Analysis On The Silencing Of Student Journalists, Haley Nicole Matlock Jan 2021

Censorship Concerns In College Media: A Multiple Case Study Analysis On The Silencing Of Student Journalists, Haley Nicole Matlock

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The aim of this qualitative study was to conduct a multiple case study that provides an analysis of censorship concerns at campus newspapers affiliated with public, four-year universities. Eighteen individuals from seven institutions participated in interviews. Interviewees consisted of former and current student journalists and advisers who worked at university publications where allegations of censorship have occurred within the last decade. The Student Press Law Center routinely investigates claims of censorship and provides pro bono legal counsel to student journalists (Zagier, 2011). While courts commonly sided with students in disagreements regarding free speech, Hazelwood v Kuhlmeier (1988) scaled back freedoms ...


Combating Banned Books And Censorship In The English Classroom, Jenna Lee Caskinett Dec 2020

Combating Banned Books And Censorship In The English Classroom, Jenna Lee Caskinett

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Censorship is a societal struggle that treads into all aspects of life and the classroom is no exception. Real-world, lesson teaching novels of all genres and types are being banned and challenged across the country, simply for containing (what is deemed to be) “inappropriate topics”—including sexuality, gender, violence, mental health, religion, and racism. Even if novels have been shown to be educational on the topics, they are still removed from the hands of youth in order to shield and protect them from the subject.

“Banned Books” have a wide array of effects on students in the classroom. Student learning ...


Book Challenges And Bannings: Young Adult Literature Censorship In Yakima County Secondary Schools, Elizabeth Daley Apr 2020

Book Challenges And Bannings: Young Adult Literature Censorship In Yakima County Secondary Schools, Elizabeth Daley

New Jersey English Journal

Even though young adult literature (YAL) is known to reflect current issues and have few boundaries, it is challenged and banned on an almost-daily basis. Using data from the American Library Association and primary research from Yakima, Washington, this article explores YAL censorship trends on nationwide, statewide, and countywide levels.


College Of Liberal Arts And Sciences_Covid-19 Course Content, Kristin Vekasi, Frederic Rondeau, Marcella Sorg, Derek Michaud, Ayesha Miller, Kirsten Jacobson, Lillian Herakova, Mark Brewer Apr 2020

College Of Liberal Arts And Sciences_Covid-19 Course Content, Kristin Vekasi, Frederic Rondeau, Marcella Sorg, Derek Michaud, Ayesha Miller, Kirsten Jacobson, Lillian Herakova, Mark Brewer

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

List of COVID-19 related course content in the University of Maine's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences during the 2020 Spring Semester. Includes descriptions from:

  • Kristin Vekasi, Associate Professor, Political Science for POS 349: Politics of Media and Censorship;
  • Frederic Rondeau, Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Classics for Introduction to French Classics Novels of the XX-XXI century;
  • Marcella Sorg (Research Professor, Department of Anthropology, Climate Change Institute, and Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center for ANT 260: Forensic Anthropology;
  • Derek Michaud, Lecturer, Philosophy; Coordinator of Religious Studies and Judaic Studies for PHI 105: Introduction to Religious Studies and PHI 100 ...


Abolish Censorship And Adopt Critical Media Literacy: A Proactive Approach To Media And Youth In The Middle East, Abeer Alnajjar Nov 2019

Abolish Censorship And Adopt Critical Media Literacy: A Proactive Approach To Media And Youth In The Middle East, Abeer Alnajjar

Journal of Media Literacy Education

This paper challenges the dominant patronizing approach to youth and media in the Middle East and argues that the calls for censorship of youth media exposure are obsolete and counterproductive. It argues that although censorship advocates have a legitimate concern over media risks, their approaches are ineffective, short-lived and alienating, disregarding the potential that media hold for young people. The author believes that elites in MENA should shift their focus to empower youth to use media to learn; to voice their worldviews and experiences; and to work for the betterment of themselves and their societies. The paper recommends two strategies ...


Obstacles To Excellence: Academic Freedom And China's Quest For World-Class Universities, Chelsea Blackburn Cohen Oct 2019

Obstacles To Excellence: Academic Freedom And China's Quest For World-Class Universities, Chelsea Blackburn Cohen

Conference: The Social Practice of Human Rights

China’s government has made significant investments to develop universities that already compete with the world’s best. Their progress has captured global attention over the years, with universities around the world forging partnerships with institutions in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and scholars and students around the world flocking to study, teach, and research in the country. But while China continues to stoke its ambitions for developing more world-class universities, respect for academic freedom and other human rights essential to quality higher education lags behind, leaving scholars and students at risk, and the country’s goals in ...


Building And Maintaining Lgbtq+ Picture Book Collections, Alissa Droog, Danielle Bettridge, Alyssa R. Martin, Ashleigh Yates-Mackay Jan 2019

Building And Maintaining Lgbtq+ Picture Book Collections, Alissa Droog, Danielle Bettridge, Alyssa R. Martin, Ashleigh Yates-Mackay

FIMS Publications

The LGBTQ+ community has had to continuously fight for their rights, including their right to be represented in the library. This toolkit provides instruction on how to develop and manage a library collection of LGBTQ+ children’s picture books. It is split into four sections that include a guide to evaluating materials, recommended picture books, a guide to fighting censorship, and a list of recommended resources.


Questioning The Dogma Of Banned Books Week, Elliott Kuecker Dec 2018

Questioning The Dogma Of Banned Books Week, Elliott Kuecker

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This article examines the dogmatic celebration of Banned Books Week in libraries in the United States through Foucault's notion of the speaker's benefit and the repressive hypothesis. Given that the books featured during Banned Books Week are not legally banned, but actually widely available, it appears this celebration does more for the identity of the field of librarianship than it does to fight censorship.


We’Ve Come A Long Way (Baby)! Or Have We? Evolving Intellectual Freedom Issues In The Us And Florida, L. Bryan Cooper, A.D. Beman-Cavallaro May 2018

We’Ve Come A Long Way (Baby)! Or Have We? Evolving Intellectual Freedom Issues In The Us And Florida, L. Bryan Cooper, A.D. Beman-Cavallaro

Works of the FIU Libraries

This paper analyzes a shifting landscape of intellectual freedom (IF) in and outside Florida for children, adolescents, teens and adults. National ideals stand in tension with local and state developments, as new threats are visible in historical, legal, and technological context. Examples include doctrinal shifts, legislative bills, electronic surveillance and recent attempts to censor books, classroom texts, and reading lists.

Privacy rights for minors in Florida are increasingly unstable. New assertions of parental rights are part of a larger conservative animus. Proponents of IF can identify a lessening of ideals and standards that began after doctrinal fruition in the 1960s ...


"We're Not Going To Talk About That:" A Qualitative Case Study Of Three Elementary Teachers' Experiences Integrating Literacy And Social Studies, Rebecca L. Powell Apr 2018

"We're Not Going To Talk About That:" A Qualitative Case Study Of Three Elementary Teachers' Experiences Integrating Literacy And Social Studies, Rebecca L. Powell

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this interpretive, qualitative multi-case study (Merriam, 2001; Stake, 1995) was to describe the experiences of three elementary classroom teachers as they integrated literacy and social studies during their literacy instruction. This study was grounded in an interpretivist paradigm and a theoretical lens of symbolic interactionism. The guiding questions were: What are the experiences of three elementary teachers when integrating literacy and social studies instruction? What information do teachers use when making decisions about integrated instruction? How do teachers’ beliefs align with their practices? How do teachers organize, plan for, and provide integrated instruction, including how they use ...


Ethical Issues: Good, Bad, And Ugly, Roann Barris Mar 2018

Ethical Issues: Good, Bad, And Ugly, Roann Barris

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Censorship: it is unlikely that any academic, especially in the arts, would come out in favor of censorship. But what is the right course of action when a student's work in a graduation show offends the public? And if steps are taken to remove the presumably offensive work, are we betraying our beliefs about the value of student's work or promoting good relationships with the public? This has been an active year for ethical questions about art -- but who expect them to be our own issues? Details about this case and all the roles played will be provided ...


Student Censorship In The Social Work Classrooms, Lisa Kozlowski Jun 2017

Student Censorship In The Social Work Classrooms, Lisa Kozlowski

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Through the evolution of the field of social work, a divide in its ideologies has emerged and certain political and ideological groups such as the religious and conservatives have become underrepresented. As a result, over the years the liberal philosophies have emerged as the dominant group. This has led to a decrease in diversity within the field. Recognition of biases in the field of social work is difficult. Through a qualitative analysis method, this study was meant to explore if social work students feel they are free to share openly in the classroom, and if they are accepting of all ...


Looking For A Cure For Educationl Exhaustion, Dave Powell May 2017

Looking For A Cure For Educationl Exhaustion, Dave Powell

Education Faculty Publications

Whoa, folks! An entire month got away from me there. Ever had that happen to you? If you're a teacher I'm guessing it probably has. I wish I could say that there was a good reason I hadn't written anything at all on this blog in the past few weeks, but the sad truth is that I haven't really been any busier than usual. Every semester becomes a slog at some point—that right there might be a topic for another post soon; maybe I could write two in a month!—but that hasn't stopped ...


The Inkwell, Armstrong State University Sep 2016

The Inkwell, Armstrong State University

The Inkwell

No abstract provided.


The Sky Is Falling, But Not For The Reason You Think, Mark Y. Herring Apr 2016

The Sky Is Falling, But Not For The Reason You Think, Mark Y. Herring

Winthrop Faculty and Staff Publications

n case you missed it, the world is about to come to an end. I’m not a scryer or a doomsayer, nor am I especially prescient. But judging from the hysteria surrounding the Apple phone/FBI case, one can only conclude that the world is coming to an end, the sky is falling, civilization as we know it is coming to an end if Apple loses its gallant fight for the little millions who bought its phones.


The Value Of Student Choice In Reading. A Book Review Of Keep Them Reading: An Anti-Censorship Handbook For Educators, Christi R. Keelen Apr 2015

The Value Of Student Choice In Reading. A Book Review Of Keep Them Reading: An Anti-Censorship Handbook For Educators, Christi R. Keelen

Democracy and Education

Keep Them Reading: An Anti-Censorship Handbooks for Educators is a must-have for elementary and secondary English and reading teachers, administrators, and librarians or media specialists. While the focus for this text is how to handle and avoid challenges on books, how to create an environment where reading is important and the students' ability to choose what they want to read is part of the classroom culture is also addressed.


Little Red Herrings:Charlie Hebdo And The Moral Equivalence Fallacy, Mark Y. Herring Mar 2015

Little Red Herrings:Charlie Hebdo And The Moral Equivalence Fallacy, Mark Y. Herring

Winthrop Faculty and Staff Publications

The tragedy of Charlie Hebdo in Paris kicked off what we hope is not a harbinger of 2015 things to come. The massacre by radical Muslims of some dozen employees of the satirical Paris magazine has set off a wave of newfound “freedom of expression” advocates. And so it should. While freedom of expression does not mean that one must accept what another says, it does vouchsafe the right to say it.


The George-Anne Jan 2015

The George-Anne

The George-Anne

No abstract provided.


Using Banned And Challenged Books In The Classroom, Toni L. Flanagan May 2014

Using Banned And Challenged Books In The Classroom, Toni L. Flanagan

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Censorship presents a very real issue for students, teachers and parents in the modern classroom. While teachers may appear in control of their lessons and the information that they teach, professionals everywhere live in fear of saying the wrong thing and facing repercussions that may cost them valuable time in the classroom, or in extreme cases, their jobs. Likewise, parents live in fear of their children growing up too fast by dealing with more advanced and mature subject matters in the classroom. In order to protect their children, many parents work to have this type of material removed from their ...


Fouling The First Amendment: Why Colleges Can't, And Shouldn't, Control Student Athletes' Speech On Social Media, Frank D. Lomonte Jan 2014

Fouling The First Amendment: Why Colleges Can't, And Shouldn't, Control Student Athletes' Speech On Social Media, Frank D. Lomonte

Journal of Business & Technology Law

No abstract provided.


Muting The Masses: Effects Of The Spiral Of Silence In The College Newsroom, Blaire Ritter May 2013

Muting The Masses: Effects Of The Spiral Of Silence In The College Newsroom, Blaire Ritter

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

This paper explores whether or not Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann's theory, the spiral of silence, is an accurate theoretical lens to examine the issues of censorship and conflict in the student broadcast newsroom. Using data collected from classroom observations and student interviews, levels of involuntary and voluntary censorship and editorial control were examined to see if they played a role in classroom dynamic and editorial decisions. Each instance was looked at to see if it fit five criteria; a threat of isolation by peers or community, a fear of this threat, a willingness to speak out by the majority, a quasi-statistical ...


Fahrenheit 451 [9th Grade], Alice Rasmussen Jul 2008

Fahrenheit 451 [9th Grade], Alice Rasmussen

Understanding by Design: Complete Collection

This unit is designed for the beginning of the school year in an English I Pre-AP classroom. It assumes that students have completed their summer reading of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Overarching themes for the year are “Why do people read?” and “Why do people write?” Thus, students will begin to explore one of the reasons we read and write fiction: insight about human experience. More specifically related to the themes of Fahrenheit 451, students will see the importance of reading, writing, and enriching our brains as a species. By reading the novel, students will see an example of ...


Ua1f Wku Archives Vertical File - College Heights Herald, 1961-2007, Wku Archives Jan 2007

Ua1f Wku Archives Vertical File - College Heights Herald, 1961-2007, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Records

Digitized vertical file materials regarding the College Heights Herald.


Review Of Censorship And The School Library Media Center, Kathyanne W. Dobda Jan 2003

Review Of Censorship And The School Library Media Center, Kathyanne W. Dobda

Michael Schwartz Library Publications

This article is a book review of Censorship and the School Library Media Center by Nancy Kravitz.


Cancelling The Queers: Activism In Art Education Conference Planning, Dennis E. Fehr, Ed Check, Future Atkins, Karen Keifer-Boyd Jan 2002

Cancelling The Queers: Activism In Art Education Conference Planning, Dennis E. Fehr, Ed Check, Future Atkins, Karen Keifer-Boyd

Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

This paper examines how individual and collective strategies and interventions countered homophobia and censorship in a public venue, in this particular case at a state art education association annual conference. We reveal our personal actions and reactions to hysteria, institutional homophobia, and find solutions. Our individual and collective responses demonstrate how layers of emotional, intellectual and activist energy co-exist and that harmony and quick solutions to such complex social problems involve sustained and dedicated efforts.


Censoring The Student: A Bibliography, Jill D. Travers Apr 2001

Censoring The Student: A Bibliography, Jill D. Travers

English Master’s Theses

This thesis project includes a comprehensive bibliography that is centered on the topic of censorship as it applies to literature within the school and library setting. It also highlights the rights of students to read, write, and experience potentially controversial topics within the classroom and library. The Introduction examines the reasoning for the ongoing concern with censorship and cites several landmark legal cases and their outcomes. It briefly discusses the intersection of censorship, student rights, and the First Amendment. The successive chapters incorporate the bibliography itself and are organized by specific topics which include: the censorship debate, author and book ...


The Grizzly, September 23, 1996, Jared Rakes, Erin Gambeski, Taneille Smith, Todd Brenneman, Mark Turney, Sean Campbell, Jen Mintzer, Cristin Veit, Kerrie Mckinney, Teresa Green, Joel Schofer, Brian Hamrick, Tony Palladino, Andrew Ruhf, Hera Walker Sep 1996

The Grizzly, September 23, 1996, Jared Rakes, Erin Gambeski, Taneille Smith, Todd Brenneman, Mark Turney, Sean Campbell, Jen Mintzer, Cristin Veit, Kerrie Mckinney, Teresa Green, Joel Schofer, Brian Hamrick, Tony Palladino, Andrew Ruhf, Hera Walker

Ursinus College Grizzly Newspaper

Internet Censorship Issue Addressed by Stefan Presser • Opinions: Life in a Determinist World; Are Guns Necessary? • Study Abroad to Have Fun and Learn • Get Moving: A Guide to the Benefits of Exercise • Anthonisen Exhibit Captures the Human Spirit • Bears Handle Diplomats • Men's Soccer Wins First Conference Game • Women's Soccer Wins First Game • Volleyball Wins Two Straight • Field Hockey Begins Patriot League Season


The Grizzly, February 13, 1996, Marc Ellman, Mark Leiser, Michael Mccuen, Alicia Darby, Jason Bechtel, Jennifer Urban, Melissa Forbes, Joseph Catalfano, Jared Rakes, Todd Brenneman, Vince Blando, Brandy Mclachlan, Colin Tucker, Joel Schofer, Charlie Weingroff Feb 1996

The Grizzly, February 13, 1996, Marc Ellman, Mark Leiser, Michael Mccuen, Alicia Darby, Jason Bechtel, Jennifer Urban, Melissa Forbes, Joseph Catalfano, Jared Rakes, Todd Brenneman, Vince Blando, Brandy Mclachlan, Colin Tucker, Joel Schofer, Charlie Weingroff

Ursinus College Grizzly Newspaper

Summer Research at Ursinus • Fairley Will Not Plead Insanity • Merck Announces HIV Drug Results • Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Lynn Thelen • Joe Clark, Gospel Choir Highlight Diversity Week • Information Superhighway Control • Captain Offender • In Search of Aristotle's Prime Mover • An Entirely Warped Romantic Interlude • Hey Students, Take Some Initiative! • Do You Believe in Magic? • Take it Back, Captain Jack! • Not Slick Enough • Strike up the (String) Band! • Ursinus Handles Swarthmore, 70-39 • Ursinus Edges Washington, 64-62 • Swarthmore Sweeps UC Swim Teams • Gymnasts Victorious • Bears Regain Centennial Title