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

The freedom of lecturers to pursue wisdom and fact of their study, writing, and educating is a basic precept of latest larger schooling within the usa. yet this freedom has been not easy received and often abridged, reinterpreted, and violated. educational freedom has been vital to many matters and controversies in greater schooling and has hence generated literature in numerous disciplines. This booklet 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 incorporates a descriptive annotation, and the entries are grouped in topical chapters. whereas many of the works brought up have been released because the 1940 American organization of collage Professors Statement of ideas on educational Freedom and Tenure, a few older reports have additionally been integrated. notwithstanding the quantity focuses totally on larger schooling within the united states, it is also a bankruptcy on educational freedom in different countries.

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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. Many of these cases demonstrate the excessive level of external interference in faculty evaluations and firings during this historical period.

Early (pre-1900) academic freedom cases and other developments leading up to the organization in 1915 of the AAUP are detailed. The final sections deal with some of the issues faced by Committees A and T between 1915 and 1950. Shryock ends by discussing recent loyalty oath cases. 66. Slaughter, Sheila. " The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 448: 46-61, March 1980. The author argues that in order to obtain limited job security for the profession as a whole, and through the process of seeking uniform acceptance of tenure, the AAUP sacrificed the civil liberties of individual academics.

Educational Review 65(2): 74-77, February 1923. This author addresses the requirement at some religious institutions of higher education that faculty sign a statement of faith. Activities of fundamentalist Christians to extend promulgation of their doctrines to private and sometimes public schools are addressed, with quotations from the policies of Baylor University in Texas as well as resolutions presented at State Baptist Conventions in Texas and Colorado. Slaten argues that requirements for signing statements of faith threaten the academic freedom of professors at denominational colleges.

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