Academic Freedom: A Guide to the Literature (Bibliographies by Stephen H. Aby, James Kuhn, James C. Kuhn

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

The liberty of teachers to pursue wisdom and fact of their examine, writing, and educating is a basic precept of up to date greater schooling within the usa. yet this freedom has been tough gained and frequently abridged, reinterpreted, and violated. for that reason, it has generated literature in numerous disciplines. This booklet is a consultant to investigate on educational freedom. incorporated are annotated entries for almost 500 books, articles, chapters, sites, 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 given that 1940, a few previous stories also are integrated.

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Gutfeld, Arnon. " Pacific Historical Review 39(1): 19-37, February 1970. Gutfeld explores the 1919 case of Professor Louis Levine's dismissal from the State University of Montana. Author of a book critical of Montana's tax structure, Levine's outspokenness led to investigations of him by the state legislature and State Board of Education which led to political pressure being exerted on Chancellor Edward C. Elliott to suspend Levine. One of the earliest investigations by the AAUP ensued, and the board reinstated Levine with back pay in April of 1919.

This environment was evident at the University of Illinois, where such beliefs as pacifism, opposition to conscription, opposition to the sale of Liberty bonds, and sympathy with anything German got a number of faculty in trouble. Tap reviews the historical events, transcripts and documentary evidence surrounding the investigations of the suspect faculty. While none of the faculty were immediately fired, all but one were forced out of the university within a few years. Furthermore, the university President's acquiescence to public opinion and the patriotic cause compromised academic freedom for years and set a precedent for the use of "sociopolitical orthodoxy" in the hiring and firing of faculty.

Examining archives of Marietta College, Beauregard finds evidence that financial exigency, rather than displeasure with Smith's left-leaning views played the larger role in his dismissal. 45. Beauregard, Erving E. History of Academic Freedom in Ohio: Case Studies in Higher Education, 1808-1976. New York: P. Lang, 1988. 300p. (American University Studies; 14). ISBN 0-8204-0666-X. 20 Academic Freedom This book is divided into two parts, the first covering 19th-century Ohio academic disputes over religion, slavery, and other topics; the second covering 20thcentury Ohio academic disputes over religion, war and independence movements, communism and politics, economic and social events, and institutional governance.

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