An analysis of Smith v. Board of School Commissioners of Mobile County : the impact on home economics curriculum

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Deborah Tunstall Tippett (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Barbara N. Clawson

Abstract: An in-depth analysis of Smith v. Board of School Commissioners of Mobile County was conducted to ascertain the conditions which precipitated Smith, the underlying themes of the trial, and the impact on secondary home economics curriculum. A triangulation approach was used to collect data from document analysis, content analysis, interviews, and a questionnaire. The trial transcript and court decisions were analyzed and interviews were conducted with the three attorneys who represented the three parties in the trial, the Alabama Home Economics State Supervisor, the two home economics witnesses, and the five authors of the challenged home economics textbooks. A questionnaire was sent to a random sample of Alabama home economics teachers, with a 58% return. A content analysis of the home economics textbooks, which were revised after Smith, was conducted to determine the extent of change of the challenged passages in the textbooks.

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Language: English
Date: 1991
Textbooks $x Censorship $z Alabama
Home economics $x Study and teaching $z Alabama
Home economics teachers $z Alabama

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