ERIC Number: ED222994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug-17
Reference Count: 0
The Education Law Component in Educational Administration Programs in Selected U.S. Colleges.
Blackmon, C. Robert
Survey instruments requesting information about the teaching of education law were sent to 102 major land grant and state universities with graduate programs in educational administration. All 78 colleges responding in this study offer education law as an elective or a required course. Thirty-three of the respondents returned the questionnaires with syllabi and the names of course titles and texts. The instrument and responses to it form the major portion of this paper. The courses tend to address the following general areas: introduction to education law, legal aspects of American education, education and social policy, administration of public schools and of higher education, constitutional rights and problems in American education (particularly students and teachers), and legal problems related to education personnel. The teaching of education law in colleges of education is on the increase, with courses usually taught by one male full professor without a law degree but of considerable standing locally and nationally. The study concludes that a possibly fruitful area for cooperation exists between the colleges of education and their institutions' law schools in the teaching of education law. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration (36th, San Marcos, TX, August 15-20, 1982).