A national study of high school principals and their attitudes regarding the First Amendment : a comparative analysis of 2004 and 2007

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dc.contributor.advisor Filak, Vincent F. en_US
dc.contributor.author Watson, Warren E. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:41:52Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:41:52Z
dc.date.created 2008 en_US
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 2008 .W38 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/188517
dc.description.abstract This study provides a comparative analysis of attitudes of high school principals toward the First Amendment in the schoolplace in 2004 and 2007. It builds on the seminal work done in 2004 by Connecticut researchers Ken Dautrich and David Yalof. It also rigorously examines their 2004 data for the first time. An analysis of the 2004 data and my own 2007 findings revealed that principals in 2007 reported being less likely to support the expression of unpopular opinions and more likely to think the First Amendment goes too far in the rights it guarantees. While principals strongly agreed that professional newspapers should be able to publish without interference from authorities, they were significantly less likely to say the same about high school newspapers. This study includes interviews with 10 randomly selected administrators who took the 2007 survey. Their comments verified the key quantitative findings.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Journalism
dc.format.extent v, 71 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh High school principals -- United States -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.subject.other United States. Constitution. 1st Amendment. en_US
dc.title A national study of high school principals and their attitudes regarding the First Amendment : a comparative analysis of 2004 and 2007 en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1397655 en_US


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