ERIC Number: ED333832
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Malpractice. Liability of Educators, School Administrators, and School Officials.
This treatise is a compilation of various educational malpractice cases as well as other references regarding educational malpractice and related malpractice cases from other professions, such as medicine, law and psychiatry, and is intended to serve as a source for understanding the complex and sensitive problems relating to educational malpractice. Relevant portions of complaints, answers, briefs, memorandums, court opinions, and articles are included. The text focuses in particular on whether courts should entertain educational malpractice suits. The first of five parts treats the status of educational malpractice past and present including a general overview, a survey of the law, and legal theories available. Part II is a summary and analysis of educational malpractice cases including landmark "pure" cases, "hybrid" cases, cases in higher education, and peripheral cases. Part III presents an analysis of the arguments advanced for and against recognizing educational malpractice and application of validity criteria. Measures taken to monitor the educators are the subject of part IV. The last part presents a general view on educational malpractice and a summation. Ten appendixes reproduce standards of competence for Nebraska, Utah, Iowa, and Oregon and the text of six pertinent cases. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Administrators, Court Litigation, Educational Malpractice, Educational Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Legal Responsibility, School Personnel, State Standards, Teachers
The Michie Company, P.O. Box 7587, Charlottesville, VA 22906-7587 ($55.00).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Information Analyses; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Iowa; Nebraska; Oregon; Utah