ERIC Number: ED069017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Substantive Legal Aspects of Teacher Discipline. ERIC/CEM State-of-the-Knowledge Series, Number Twenty-three. NOLPE Monograph Series on Legal Aspects of School Administration, Number Two.
Delon, Floyd G.
In this report, the author examines current statutory and case law to determine the present legal restrictions on teacher behavior both in and out of the classroom. The discussion focuses on statutory provisions for teacher discipline and teacher conduct resulting in (1) certificate suspension or revocation, (2) suspension or dismissal, (3) loss of salary, and (4) fines and/or imprisonment. After examining statutes and cases, the author concludes that teacher discipline has changed substantially and notes that some of these changes represent significant decreases in the restrictions on teacher conduct. He indicates that the major contributing factors were (1) legislation and the widespread adoption of collective bargaining in education, (2) court decisions on teachers' rights-especially constitutional rights, and (3) developments in the total social context. (Author/JF)
Descriptors: Behavior, Collective Bargaining, Contracts, Court Litigation, Educational Legislation, School Law, State Legislation, Suspension, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Certification, Teacher Discipline, Teacher Dismissal, Teacher Employment, Teacher Militancy, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Strikes, Teachers, Tenure
National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, 825 Western Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66606 ($3.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.