ERIC Number: ED117046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Student Teaching and the Law. SCIP No. 5.
Hazard, William R.
This document explains some aspects of the law which affect teachers in general and student teachers in particular. Five issues are examined. The first issue concerns state laws which affect student teachers, with Illinois and Indiana laws used as examples. Some of these laws have to do with liability insurance, credentialling, clinical training, and arrangements for student teaching. The second issue is tort liability of schools and teachers. It is suggested that supervising teachers may be held responsible for harm which befalls a student teacher through their negligence, and student teachers can be held responsible for the safety of children. The third issue is collective bargaining: teacher-board negotiations concerning student teaching. The author states that he expects the profession to demand more control over aspects of student teaching. The fourth issue concerns school discipline; two important cases are described: Goss v. Lopez, and Wood v. Strickland. The fifth issue is the emerging concept of a "right to learn"; the Peter Doe and Ianniello cases are discussed. In the former case, still pending, a high school graduate has sued the San Francisco school system for failing to teach him to read. If a right to learn becomes an accepted legal construct, the author speculates that specific kinds of responsibilities of schools and teachers will have to be clarified. (CD)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Cooperating Teachers, Discipline, Due Process, Educational Legislation, Legal Responsibility, Preservice Teacher Education, School Responsibility, State Legislation, Student Teachers, Student Teaching, Teacher Responsibility
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.