The definition of academic freedom is the ability of an educator to teach and discuss topics without restriction or interference by school or public officials.(noun)
An example of academic freedom is when an educator teaches evolution in her classroom.
Academic freedom is defined as the ability of a student to engage in exploration of any topic, or subscribe to any belief system, without being hindered by an educator, school or public officials.(noun)
An example of academic freedom for a student is when a student chooses to not subscribe to the belief of the theory of evolution.
See academic freedom in Webster's New World College Dictionary
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