ERIC Number: ED170849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Malpractice: A Contemporary View with an Eye Towards the Future.
Harris, J. John, III
This paper examines the developing concept of educational malpractice since the mid-1970s. It discusses the aftermath of Peter Doe v. San Francisco Unified School District, a case in which the court found against the student's claim that his school had failed to provide him with an adequate education. Two approaches are now being taken to define the concept of educational malpractice, the paper contends. These are the consideration of college registration of college registration as a form of implied contract and the adoption of competency testing standards by many states. The paper concludes that a cooperative effort with parents and students can help solve the problems of educational accountability. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Court Litigation, Educational Malpractice, Elementary Secondary Education, Speeches
Not available separately; See EA 011 580
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: Chapter 15 of "Contemporary Legal Issues in Education" (EA 011 580); For related documents, see EA 011 580-581 and EA 011 583-598 ; Paper presented at the 1978 Annual Convention of the National Organization on Legal Problems of Education