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

The freedom of teachers to pursue wisdom and fact of their study, writing, and instructing is a basic precept of up to date better schooling within the usa. yet this freedom has been challenging received and frequently abridged, reinterpreted, and violated. educational freedom has been significant to many concerns and controversies in greater schooling and has therefore generated literature in a number of disciplines. This ebook offers entry to that literature.

Included are entries for almost 500 books, chapters, articles, reviews, websites, and different resources of data approximately educational freedom. every one access encompasses a descriptive annotation, and the entries are grouped in topical chapters. whereas many of the works stated have been released because the 1940 American organization of college Professors Statement of ideas on educational Freedom and Tenure, a few older reports have additionally been integrated. although the amount focuses totally on better schooling within the united states, it is usually a bankruptcy on educational freedom in different countries.

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These include the classic " 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure," as well as statements on procedural standards for dismissals, extramural utterances, academic freedom of students, national security, professional ethics, conflict of interest in government-sponsored research, and more. Part three includes resolutions from annual meetings on such matters as censorship of textbooks, teachers' oaths, racial segregation, and speakers on campus, among others. There are also some advisory letters and lists, including a list of censured administrations.

A lawsuit was brought against the Board of Higher Education by a Mrs. Jean Kay, who charged that Russell should not be allowed to assume the teaching position because 1) he was an alien and 2) his writing and teaching promoted sexual immorality. The justice in the case, John E. McGeehan, decided in favor of Mrs. Kay. McGeehan passed negative judgement on the quality of Russell's scholarship, ignoring the favorable professional opinions of hundreds of academics and numerous professional associations.

ISBN 0-40510040-X. , 1915-1917). The reports deal with cases at the University of Utah, the University of Colorado, Wesleyan University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Montana. These early committee reports not only illustrate the AAUP's methods for investigating such cases, but also highlight many of the fundamental principles that the AAUP valued and wanted to protect, such as academic freedom, the sanctity of terms of appointment, and due process in the review of faculty.

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