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ERIC Number: ED141265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Legal Issues in Teacher Preparation and Certification.
Hazard, William R.; And Others
Legal issues in teacher preparation and certification are discussed from three perspectives of relevance to educators. First, the legal responsibilities of preservice and inservice teachers in relation to pupils and other participants in the school setting are scrutinized and the controversies surrounding collective negotiations, corporal punishment, and educational malpractice are addressed. Second, the ambiguities inherent in balancing state interests against individual interests are explored, and the problems engendered in attempting to establish and enforce standards for teacher education programs and personnel are considered. Third, the legal merits of theoretical challenges that might force the reform of existing teacher education practices are evaluated, and it is suggested that the courts will proceed cautiously in dealing with unprecedented cases and, that even where reformist litigation may be successful, difficult problems of remedy will remain. The three discussions summarize the status of teacher certification today and offer a base of information from which educational personnel can expand their knowledge of legal issues in their profession. (MM)
Descriptors: Certification, Collective Bargaining, Corporal Punishment, Court Litigation, Expulsion, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, School Personnel, Standards, State Standards, Suspension, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education
ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, 1 Dupont Circle N.W., Suite 616, Washington, D.C. 20036 (1-9 copies, $3.00 ea.; 10-99, $2.90 ea.; 100+, $2.80 ea.)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.