Supporting Students’ Intellectual Freedom in Schools: The Right to Read
In today's developing view of education, a disquieting trend looms-the erosion of students' right to choose what they read. This erosion, fueled by an alarming surge in censorship attempts, casts a shadow over the very essence of intellectual exploration. Recent years have witnessed an unprecedented number of challenges aimed at restricting access to books, targeting themes that embrace human diversity, inclusivity, and the tapestry of life itself. As educators, administrators, and scholars grapple with this critical juncture, Supporting Students' Intellectual Freedom in Schools: The Right to Read serves as a comprehensive resource they can turn to for support and knowledge. This book is a call to action, resonating with teachers, school librarians, administrators, and scholars who refuse to let censorship erode the foundations of education. As censorship attempts proliferate, its chapters offer fortification, providing educators at all levels with the tools to safeguard students' intellectual freedom. From the hallowed halls of academia to the vibrant classrooms of K-12, the insights within these pages shape curricula, conversations, and a collective commitment to nurturing minds that thrive on diversity and inquiry. In a world clamoring for unwavering advocates of intellectual freedom, Supporting Students' Intellectual Freedom in Schools is not just a solution-it is a declaration of resolute solidarity in the pursuit of knowledge and the unassailable right to read. [From the publisher]
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Reading and Language
Sachdeva, Danielle E. (Editor); Hull, Samantha L. (Editor); Kimmel, Sue C. (Editor); and Whitaker, Westry A. (Editor), "Supporting Students’ Intellectual Freedom in Schools: The Right to Read" (2024). STEMPS Faculty Books. 11.