Academic Freedom: A Guide to the Literature (Google eBook)

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Stephen H. Aby, James C. Kuhn
Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 2000 - Education - 225 pages
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The freedom of academics to pursue knowledge and truth in their research, writing, and teaching is a fundamental principle of contemporary higher education in the United States. But this freedom has been hard won and regularly abridged, reinterpreted, and violated. Academic freedom has been central to many issues and controversies in higher education and has thus generated literature in a variety of disciplines. This book provides access to that literature.

Included are entries for nearly 500 books, chapters, articles, reports, web sites, and other sources of information about academic freedom. Each entry includes a descriptive annotation, and the entries are grouped in topical chapters. While most of the works cited were published since the 1940 American Association of University Professors "Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure, " some older studies have also been included. Though the volume focuses primarily on higher education in the U.S., it also includes a chapter on academic freedom in other countries.

  

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Contents

Academic Freedom Philosophy
1
Academic FreedomHistory General
19
Academic FreedomHistory 1915 to World War II
31
Academic FreedomHistory Cold War
45
Academic FreedomHistory 19601979
73
Current Issues and General Trends
91
Academic Freedom and the Culture Wars
129
Academic Freedom and Religion
145
TenureDefense Critiques and Alternatives
153
Academic Freedom in Other Countries
169
World Wide Web Sites
191
Name Index
195
Subject Index
207
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About the author (2000)

STEPHEN H. ABY is Professor of and Education Bibliographer at the University of Akron. He has a Ph.D. in Social Foundations of Education from the State University of New York, Buffalo, an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Houston, and an MLS from Kent State University. His previous books include Sociology: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources with James Nalen and Lori Fielding (Libraries Unlimited, 2005) and Academic Freedom: A Guide to the Literature with James C. Kuhn (Greenwood Press, 2000). University of Akron.

JAMES C. KUHN IV is Head of Technical Services at the Folger Shakespeare Library. He has chaired the Ohio Library Council's Intellectual Freedom Committee and has an ongoing professional involvement with issues of intellectual and academic freedom.

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