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[Xmca-l] Re: Fwd: Things Fall Apart listed as "trigger warning"



Agreed, indeed the whole idea of a school curriculum challenges the idea of "academic freedom", in the way it is practiced in higher education; but that's a different debate.
And certainly, "trigger warnings" and censorship can be the same, as reflected by the perpetual issue of the teaching of evolution in the USA.

On Apr 3, 2014, at 4:13 PM, White, Phillip <Phillip.White@ucdenver.edu> wrote:

> public schools ( K-12 ) have never had a history of academic freedom, which higher education benefits from.
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> phillip
> 
> Phillip White, PhD
> Urban Community Teacher Education Program
> Site Coordinator
> Montview Elementary, Aurora, CO
> phillip.white@ucdenver.edu
> or
> pawhite@aps.k12.co.us
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> From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu [xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu] On Behalf Of Peter Smagorinsky [smago@uga.edu]
> Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2014 1:09 PM
> To: lchcmike@gmail.com; eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity; communication@ucsd.edu
> Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Fwd: Things Fall Apart listed as "trigger warning"
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> Interesting, such rules have been in place in public schools forever, so I'm not as shocked as those who haven't been schoolteachers might be (14 years as a high school English teacher). I also teach in a Red State (conservative, for non-Americans) where I have to be sensitive about certain things, especially offending Christians by making implicit or explicit critiques of their beliefs--something I do conscientiously, given my respect for their belief systems. It can get tricky when religion becomes discriminatory, but I've managed to stay out of trouble, mostly.
> 
> Peter Smagorinsky
> Distinguished Research Professor of English Education
> Department of Language and Literacy Education
> The University of Georgia
> 315 Aderhold Hall
> Athens, GA 30602
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> Advisor, Journal of Language and Literacy Education
> Follow JoLLE on twitter @Jolle_uga
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu [mailto:xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu] On Behalf Of mike cole
> Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2014 12:41 PM
> To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity; communication@ucsd.edu
> Subject: [Xmca-l] Fwd: Things Fall Apart listed as "trigger warning"
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> Subject: Things Fall Apart listed as "trigger warning"
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> I hope the story below does not upset you, so if you are concerned, I hereby excuse you from reading it. On the other hand, if you teach at an institution of higher learning, you might brave the text.
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> take care
> mike
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> http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-trigger-warnings-20140331,0,6700908.story#ixzz2xkhRnkSo
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