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The Resource Knowledge in the making : academic freedom and free speech in America's schools and universities, Joan DelFattore

Knowledge in the making : academic freedom and free speech in America's schools and universities, Joan DelFattore

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Knowledge in the making : academic freedom and free speech in America's schools and universities
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Knowledge in the making
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academic freedom and free speech in America's schools and universities
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Joan DelFattore
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Knowledge in the making
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academic freedom and free speech in Americas schools and universities
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eng
Summary
Examines academic freedom among faculty and students, as well as the outcomes of lawsuits and other disputes to demonstrate how much, and how little, freedom of speech faculty and students really have
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How free are students and teachers to express unpopular ideas in public schools and universities? Not free enough, the author suggests. Wading without hesitation into some of the most contentious issues of our times, she investigates battles over a wide range of topics that have fractured school and university communities, homosexuality themed children's books, research on race based intelligence, the teaching of evolution, the regulation of hate speech, and more, and offers insights supported by theory and by practical expertise. Two key questions arise: What ideas should schools and universities teach? And what rights do teachers and students have to disagree with those ideas? The answers are not the same for K-12 schools as they are for public universities. But far from drawing a bright line between them, the author suggests that we must consider public education as a whole to determine how, and how successfully, it deals with conflicting views. When expert opinion clashes with popular belief, which should prevail? How much independence should K-12 teachers have? How do we foster the cutting edge research that makes America a world leader in higher education? What are the free speech rights of students? This work is a discussion about academic goals and agendas in our schools
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1946-
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DelFattore, Joan
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344.73078
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Educational law and legislation
  • Freedom of speech
  • Academic freedom
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adult
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academic freedom and free speech in America's schools and universities
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Knowledge in the making : academic freedom and free speech in America's schools and universities, Joan DelFattore
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-297) and index
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2010019280
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25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 306 p.
Isbn
9780300111811
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2010019280
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Knowledge in the making : academic freedom and free speech in America's schools and universities, Joan DelFattore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-297) and index
Control code
2010019280
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 306 p.
Isbn
9780300111811
Lccn
2010019280

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