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ERIC Number: ED088842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Pages: 17
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Teacher/Counselor Certification and the Felony Conviction: A Survey of Selected Practices.
Marsh, John J.
Working with the paradox that prison is a place where an inmate frequently is trained to do what he will subsequently be prohibited from doing, this document presents the results of a survey of each of the fifty states regarding the certification as a teacher and/or counselor of a person convicted of a felony. Answers to each question in the questionnaire sent to state certification officers are described. There follows a discussion of these results and an outline of the minimal essential considerations of those states that have developed policies. Among these considerations are a) the right of a hearing; b) an appeal process; c) specificity of the descriptors of disqualification; d) clear and consistently defined use of terms; and e) the rights of the individual to pursue his profession balanced against the rights of society to insure that unfit persons are not allowed to teach or counsel in the public schools. It is concluded that educators, individually and collectively, have made little effort to develop a coherent, rational, and fully implemented policy and procedure relevant to felony convictions and certification, and that much more research is needed. (JA)
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