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Intellectual freedom, the young adult, and schools A Wisconsin study by Mary L Woodworth

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Published by Communication Programs, University of Wisconsin - Extension in [Madison] .
Written in English


  • Censorship -- Wisconsin.,
  • Young adults -- Books and reading -- Wisconsin -- Censorship.,
  • Schools -- Wisconsin -- Censorship.

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ContributionsWisconsin. University. Extension Communication Programs.
The Physical Object
Pagination132 leaves. :
Number of Pages132
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18895787M

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Get this from a library! Intellectual freedom, the young adult, and schools: a Wisconsin study. [Mary L Woodworth]. The Young Adult Library Services (YALSA) has tailored this book specifically for these situations, providing much-needed guidance on the highly charged topic of intellectual freedom for teens. Among the issues addressed are How to prepare yourself and your staff for potential challenges by developing a thoughtful selection policy and response plan. Intellectual freedom for teens: a practical guide for young adult and school librarians. [Kristin Fletcher-Spear; Kelly Tyler;] -- The authors in this collection take an issue-oriented approach toward intellectual freedom for teenagers. To serve the young adult audience, librarians need to be politically savvy about intellectual.   I only wish that here was a deeper look at all the other non-book challenge aspects of intellectual freedom that were mentioned in the first chapter. All the same, this is a great starting point to provide a quick basis on understanding on the topic for libr This was a nice primer on intellectual freedom with a particular focus on young adults/5(3).

Most of the intellectual freedom challenges involving young adults occur in school libraries, which also account for one third of challenges overall. School librarians are already scared for their jobs from state and local budget cuts, since they are often not considered "instructional" staff. A survey investigated the existence and extent of censorship in the Wisconsin high schools. Questionnaires were sent to the principals, librarians, and some English, social studies and science teachers at high schools. Tallies of the questionnaires returned showed that censorship was a common event; % of respondents said there had been objections to library or textbook materials . Intellectual Freedom for Teens: A Practical Guide for. Young Adult and School Librarians. Edited by Kristin. Fletcher-Spear and Kelly Tyler. Chicago: ALA Editions,. p. Paper $48 (ISBN: ). Intellectual Freedom for Teens is a short, easy-to-read intro- duction to the topic of intellectual freedom (IF). The challenged contemporary young adult book is a National Book Award winner. It tells the story of a teenager who grows up on the Spokane Indian Reservation but leaves to attend an all-white high school .

Intellectual Freedom and Youth: Practical and Philosophical Considerations By Loretta Gaffney on 04/12/ • (0) When it comes to intellectual freedom, most people would agree that adults should have the right to read what pleases them. Many would also agree that teenagers need some freedom to explore their own reading tastes and choices. Designed for librarians planning community oriented programs, this annotated bibliography critically reviews literature defending the young adult's right to intellectual freedom. Works examined include U.S. English language journal articles and short sections of books published between and Within the bibliography and the review, topical divisions present (1) young adult needs and.   A challenge is defined as a formal, written complaint, filed with a library or school requesting that materials be removed because of content or appropriateness. (ALA Website) Chris Crutcher's web page. Frequently Banned & Challenged Books. School Censorship. Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom-recent reported cases of book targets in one section every issue (bimonthly)- . Written by a well-known intellectual freedom advocate, this book is a one-stop source for school librarians on intellectual freedom and privacy issues that blends principles with best practices. In order to sort out fact from fiction and become effective, critically thinking adults in a global society, children need access to diverse points of view from authoritative sources in their school libraries.