Legal aspects of textbook selection as related to the public schools

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Charles Thurman Gardner (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Joseph E. Bryson

Abstract: The procedures employed to select textbooks are of major interest to school officials and to the public served by such officials. The interests and concerns are based upon the importance textbooks have in the educational process. This dissertation provides a comprehensive review of how textbooks are selected and the legal ramifications of the selection process. The intentions of this study are not to advocate how textbooks should be adopted or what individuals should have selective powers but rather to establish a legal basis for textbook selection from the statutory decrees of the states and the opinions of the courts relating to the legality of adoptive procedures. Data and information for this study were obtained through an analysis of the following materials: 1. Current literature pertaining to textbooks and selection; 2. The United States Constitution, state constitutions, the governing statutes of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and various rules and regulations relating to how textbooks are selected, and 3. Selected Federal and state court cases dealing with textbook selection. Legal precedents and trends relating to the textbook selection process were identified from the review.

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Language: English
Date: 1978
Textbooks $z United States
Textbooks $x Censorship $z United States
Educational law and legislation $z United States

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