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The Resource The language police : how pressure groups restrict what students learn, Diane Ravitch

The language police : how pressure groups restrict what students learn, Diane Ravitch

Label
The language police : how pressure groups restrict what students learn
Title
The language police
Title remainder
how pressure groups restrict what students learn
Statement of responsibility
Diane Ravitch
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Diane Ravitch maintains that America's students are compelled to read insipid texts that have been censored and bowdlerized, issued by publishers who willingly cut controversial material from their books - a case of the bland leading the bland." "The Language Police is the first full-scale expose of this cultural and educational scandal, written by a leading historian. It documents the existence of an elaborate and well-established protocol of beneficent censorship, quietly endorsed and implemented by test makers and textbook publishers, states, and the federal government. School boards and bias and sensitivity committees review, abridge, and modify texts to delete potentially offensive words, topics, and imagery. Publishers practice self-censorship to sell books in big states." "Ravitch offers a powerful political and economic analysis of the causes of censorship. She has practical and sensible solutions for ending it, which will improve the quality of books for students as well as liberating publishers, state boards of education, and schools from the grip of pressure groups."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UBY
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ravitch, Diane
Index
index present
LC call number
LB3045.7
LC item number
.R38 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Textbooks
  • Test bias
  • Censorship
Label
The language police : how pressure groups restrict what students learn, Diane Ravitch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Note to the Reader
  • 1.
  • Forbidden Topics, Forbidden Words.
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • New Meaning of Bias.
  • p. 19
  • 3.
  • Everybody Does It: The Textbook Publishers.
  • p. 31
  • 4.
  • Everybody Does It: The Testing Companies.
  • p. 50
  • 5.
  • Censorship from the Right.
  • p. 62
  • 6.
  • Censorship from the Left.
  • p. 79
  • 7.
  • Mad, Mad, Mad World of Textbook Adoptions.
  • p. 97
  • 8.
  • Literature: Forgetting the Tradition.
  • p. 112
  • 9.
  • History: The Endless Battle.
  • p. 133
  • 10.
  • Language Police: Can We Stop Them?.
  • p. 157
  • App. 1.
  • Glossary of Banned Words, Usages, Stereotypes, and Topics.
  • p. 171
  • App. 2.
  • Atkinson-Ravitch Sampler of Classic Literature for Home and School.
  • p. 203
  • Notes.
  • p. 235
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 243
  • Index.
  • p. 247
Control code
GLAD185062945-B
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 255 p.
Isbn
9780375414824
Lccn
2002040622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The language police : how pressure groups restrict what students learn, Diane Ravitch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Note to the Reader
  • 1.
  • Forbidden Topics, Forbidden Words.
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • New Meaning of Bias.
  • p. 19
  • 3.
  • Everybody Does It: The Textbook Publishers.
  • p. 31
  • 4.
  • Everybody Does It: The Testing Companies.
  • p. 50
  • 5.
  • Censorship from the Right.
  • p. 62
  • 6.
  • Censorship from the Left.
  • p. 79
  • 7.
  • Mad, Mad, Mad World of Textbook Adoptions.
  • p. 97
  • 8.
  • Literature: Forgetting the Tradition.
  • p. 112
  • 9.
  • History: The Endless Battle.
  • p. 133
  • 10.
  • Language Police: Can We Stop Them?.
  • p. 157
  • App. 1.
  • Glossary of Banned Words, Usages, Stereotypes, and Topics.
  • p. 171
  • App. 2.
  • Atkinson-Ravitch Sampler of Classic Literature for Home and School.
  • p. 203
  • Notes.
  • p. 235
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 243
  • Index.
  • p. 247
Control code
GLAD185062945-B
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 255 p.
Isbn
9780375414824
Lccn
2002040622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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