Knowing Where to Draw the Line: Ethical and Legal Standards for Best Classroom Practice

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Many teachers in public schools find themselves increasingly unsure of what the law expects of them in the classroom. The general public and government regulators are holding them to higher and stricter standards of conduct, yet their educational preparation has not kept up with the changing environment. Knowing Where to Draw the Line: Ethical and Legal Standards for Best Classroom Practice is an ideal guide for teacher education programs, offering a comprehensive account of the legal information that will arm teachers for legal survival in the classroom. Organized for both easy reference and thorough examination, this book instructs teachers on how to deal with students, parents, administrators, and local communities, covering an exhaustive list of legal issues, including sexual harassment, discipline, contract negotiations, liability, and medical concerns. It also highlights a number of court cases and uses hypothetical cases to further aid teachers in understanding these vital concerns.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578866182
  • Publisher: R&L Education
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Ann Manos is associate professor in teacher education at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. She is a 30-year veteran of the classroom and a 2000 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certified teacher in Early Adolescent English/Language Arts. She has taught elementary school through college level in both public and private settings. Her work at the university level includes teaching middle school methods and education foundation courses, as well as gifted education. Manos served for 4 years as the director of the Bradley University Institute for Gifted and Talented Youth.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword: Education and the Law Chapter 2 Chapter 1. Professional Dispositions: Building a Professional Persona Chapter 3 Chapter 2. Drawing the Line with Students Chapter 4 Chapter 3. Drawing the Line with Parents Chapter 5 Chapter 4. Drawing the Line with the School Administration Chapter 6 Chapter 5. Drawing the Line with the Community Chapter 7 Appendix: Ethic Codes of Educators

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