Principals Teaching the Law: 10 Legal Lessons Your Teachers Must Know
  • Principals Teaching the Law: 10 Legal Lessons Your Teachers Must Know
  • Principals Teaching the Law: 10 Legal Lessons Your Teachers Must Know

Principals Teaching the Law: 10 Legal Lessons Your Teachers Must Know

by David M. Schimmel, Suzanne E. Eckes, Matthew C. Militello
     
 

ISBN-10: 141297223X

ISBN-13: 9781412972239

Pub. Date: 08/03/2010

Publisher: SAGE Publications

A recent national survey revealed that most teachers have taken no courses in school law and expect their principals to advise them on the legal aspects of education. The survey also indicated that the majority are uninformed or misinformed about the rights of students and teachers.

Tackling the most common legal issues facing schools today, this book equips

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Overview

A recent national survey revealed that most teachers have taken no courses in school law and expect their principals to advise them on the legal aspects of education. The survey also indicated that the majority are uninformed or misinformed about the rights of students and teachers.

Tackling the most common legal issues facing schools today, this book equips school leaders with a professional development curriculum for effectively training staff on education law and other critical topics that affect teachers' everyday work. Organized into 10 ready-made lessons, this resource includes

One-hour sessions on topics such as student discipline, special education, and freedom of expression

Warm-up activities, objectives, a summary of legal principles, application activities, and assessments for each session

Facilitation aids such as common questions and answers, timing recommendations, alternate activities, reproducible content, and recommended readings

An online supplement with key terminology, a legal knowledge survey, and lesson plans

Principals Teaching the Law helps you provide your staff with the legal knowledge needed to avoid unnecessary lawsuits, understand teacher and student rights, and work within the boundaries of the law.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412972239
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/03/2010
Pages:
197
Sales rank:
310,107
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Jon Manier vii

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

About the Authors xv

Introduction and Overview 1

How The Principal can be The Chief Law Instructor: 10 Lesson Plans 11

1 Liability for Student Injuries: Protecting Your Teachers, Your Students, and Your School 13

2 Student Freedom of Expression 27

3 Special Education 47

4 Discipline: Student Due Process and Search and Seizure 65

5 Student Harassment and Bullying 89

6 Teacher Freedom of Expression 107

7 Teacher Lifestyle Choices and Out-of-School Conduct 121

8 Religion 133

9 Student Records: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 149

10 Abuse and Neglect 161

Conclusion: The Principal as Chief Law Instructor: Living the Role 173

Appendices 175

Appendix A Conducting Legal Research 177

Appendix B Constitutional Sources of Education Law 179

Appendix C The Court System 181

Appendix D Additional Resources 183

Index 185

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