ERIC Number: ED110662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Teacher Liability in School-Shop Accidents.
Kegin, Denis J.
The intent of the book is to stimulate interest in the problem of shop-teacher liability and to identify certain needs which have not been adequately met by existing laws and statutes. Chapter 1, The Significance of Teacher Liability, discusses basic legal considerations, the environment of the school shop, and the possibility of liability. Chapter 2, Elements of Liability, pinpoints negligence as the basic problem of liability and discusses the law concerning contributory negligence. Chapter 3, The Nature and Extent of Shop-Teacher Liability, describes the function of the State in relation to the public school system by explaining in detail: common law, statutory law, school law, the legislation regarding school districts, common-law immunity, legal status of teachers, school-shop accidents, and court cases. Chapter 4, Safeguarding Teachers from Litigation and Damage Claims, discusses legislation of benefit to school teachers passed in several States and the abrogation of common-law immunity. Chapter 5, Safety: An Instrument in Preventing Liability, presents suggestions as well as legislation concerning safety measures to prevent accidents. Chapter 6, The Consequences of Liability, covers recommendations based on needs. Eight appendixes containing pertinent materials and information and a selected bibliography are included. (JB)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Federal Legislation, Injuries, Legal Responsibility, Safety, School Accidents, School Safety, School Shops, State Legislation, Teacher Responsibility
Prakken Publications, Inc., 416 Longshore Drive, P.O. Box 623, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48107 (Cloth bound $6.50; Paperback $4.50)
Publication Type: Books
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