ERIC Number: ED105546
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Student Rights and Student Discipline. School Leadership Digest Series, Number 13. ERIC/CEM Research Analysis Series, Number 15.
This analysis of the research outlines the history of the conflict over student rights--a conflict that has its basis in American political and social philosophy. The author views the tension between those who favor the expansion of civil rights for students and those who advocate a return to discipline based on the in loco parentis doctrine as indicative of a wider conflict between the Puritan concept of authoritarianism and Jeffersonian democracy. The report surveys major areas of legal controversy, including suspension, expulsion, and due process; corporal punishment; freedom of speech; the press; assembly and religion; freedom from unreasonable search and seizure; and accessibility of student records. The author concludes that the area of student constitutional rights is not one that lends itself to easy solutions, and that the controversy will continue to plague the schools as long as the conflict in the society at large remains unresolved. (Author)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Civil Liberties, Corporal Punishment, Court Litigation, Discipline, Due Process, Educational Administration, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Expulsion, Police School Relationship, School Community Relationship, School Law, Search and Seizure, Student Publications, Student Rights, Student School Relationship, Supreme Court Litigation, Suspension
National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209 ($2.50, single copy; $24.00, plus postage, series of 13)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Washington, DC.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.