ERIC Number: ED128296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: 0
School Law: A Growing Concern. Teacher Education Forum; Volume 4, Number 1.
McCarthy, Martha M.
During the past two decades legislatures and courts have reshaped public educational policy. The increasing public awareness of the role of law in all aspects of society and the growing complexity of the educational enterprises have catapulted teachers into litigation to an unprecedented degree. As this trend shows no signs of diminishing in the near future, teachers need to become more informed about the legal facets of their jobs. With the current emphasis on guarding students' and parents' rights, teachers often feel that they are being pressed from all directions and have practically no rights themselves. Legally, this is not true. Although an undergraduate course in school law would offer no immediate panacea, it would furnish a forum for teachers to explore the perimeters of their rights and the legal implications of alternative courses of action open to them. Those charged with preparing future educators need to direct some immediate attention to the long neglected area of undergraduate instruction in school law. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.
Note: For related documents, see SP 010 369-388