ERIC Number: ED113842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Teaching Legal Aspects to School Administrators at the Graduate Level.
Shulman, Bernard H.
School law must be recognized as a prerequisite in training for good school administrators. What is really needed is awareness of the law, so that legal counsel will be called in when needed. Graduate courses should never be directed toward any other goal. In pursuing that goal, courses should cover both procedural and substantive law. The unique role of the courts must be understood so that a school can function as a governmental unit that can use the courts as a valuable resource. The emphasis of a graduate program should be placed on analysis of court decisions and reading and abstracting cases. A school administrator needs these skills when he is asked to implement a court decision. There are five questions a university must address in designing graduate courses in the law of education: (1) To whom should school law be taught? (2) When should it be taught? (3) What should be taught? (4) How should it be taught? (5) How does one evaluate the program? (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrators, Educational Administration, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Legal Education, School Law
Available only as part of complete document, see EA 007 648
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: Chapter 9 of EA 007 648