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

The liberty of teachers to pursue wisdom and fact of their learn, writing, and educating is a basic precept of up to date larger schooling within the usa. yet this freedom has been not easy received and often abridged, reinterpreted, and violated. for this reason, it has generated literature in numerous disciplines. This ebook is a advisor to investigate on educational freedom. incorporated are annotated entries for almost 500 books, articles, chapters, websites, and different assets of knowledge. Entries are grouped in topical chapters and organized alphabetically by way of writer inside of each one bankruptcy. whereas lots of the works have been released for the reason that 1940, a few prior reviews also are incorporated.

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Not surprisingly, the university trustees had been trying since 1910 to retire him. However, key faculty members continued to support Cattell, arguing that he should not be fired for his "eccentricities" nor for his criticisms of the university President and trustees. Ultimately, the event that precipitated CattelPs firing was his support of conscientious objectors during World War I, which was part of his overall opposition to the war. In a predominantly nationalistic environment, Cattell's position was considered unpatriotic and served to alienate him further from many faculty and administrators.

This essay recounts the 1917-1918 purge of the University of Michigan German Department in which six professors were permanently discharged on suspicions of disloyalty. Provided here is background to the case, and the possible alternatives to dismissal that could have been followed.

Wakefield. " 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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