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The freedom of lecturers to pursue wisdom and fact of their examine, writing, and instructing is a primary precept of up to date better schooling within the usa. yet this freedom has been tough gained and frequently abridged, reinterpreted, and violated. educational freedom has been important to many matters and controversies in better schooling and has hence generated literature in numerous disciplines. This e-book offers entry to that literature.

Included are entries for almost 500 books, chapters, articles, stories, sites, and different resources of data approximately educational freedom. every one access features 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 college Professors Statement of rules on educational Freedom and Tenure, a few older experiences have additionally been integrated. although the amount focuses totally on larger schooling within the united states, it's also a bankruptcy on educational freedom in different countries.

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DeGeorge, Richard T. Academic Freedom and Tenure: Ethical Issues. Lanham, New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 1997. 231p. ISBN 0-8476-8331-1. LC 96-39513. This volume is divided into two distinct but related parts. Part one is, in effect, a primer on academic freedom written by DeGeorge. He systematically discusses what he sees as the justifications for academic freedom and tenure, as well as the rights, responsibilities and ethical obligations that should accompany the status. Also included here is a discussion of the Michael Levin and Leonard Jeffries academic freedom cases at the City College of the City University of New York.

Lewis categorizes and analyzes the perceived causes of 217 contested academic dismissals from 1916 through 1970. Up until 1945, interpersonal behavior was the most frequently cited reason for termination, both by the faculty and the administration. After 1945, however, the faculty member's ideological position was the most frequently cited cause. This covers the McCarthy period, as well as 1960s faculty activism relating to racial integration, civil rights, nuclear disarmament, and the Vietnam War, among others.

New York: Arno Press, 1977. various paging. LC 76-55213. 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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