ERIC Number: ED160926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Student Rights and Discipline: Policies, Programs, and Procedures.
Moody, Charles D., Ed.; And Others
This compilation of papers from Program for Educational Opportunity conferences incorporates theoretical, empirical, legal and programmatic perspectives pertinent to the regulation of student behavior in the desegregated setting. The dual challenge of protecting students' rights and teaching socially responsibile behavior is explored. The legal aspects of suspension as a disciplinary technique are explained in terms of impact of Supreme Court rulings. Personal liability of teachers is outlined in cases where constitutional rights are violated. Because of legal involvement and educational reexamination of school disciplinary actions, praticularly removal from school, school districts are seeking alternative means of dealing with student misconduct. Many alternatives are discussed: policy analysis, staff development, community involvement and a number of organizational modifications. The focus of the individual papers is to provide educational practitioners and policy makers with alternative means of promoting social responsibility and to emphasize the need to scrupulously adhere to due process procedures. (BN)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Discipline, Due Process, School Desegregation, Social Responsibility, Student Rights, Suspension
Dr. Charles D. Moody, Sr., Director, Program for Educational Opportunity, 1046 School of Education, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48109
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Education.