ERIC Number: ED173314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Educator and the Liability Law of Professional Malpractice: A Historical Analysis.
Carter, David G., Sr.
The issue of whether educators and the education profession can be held liable for professional judgments that result in the failure of students to succeed academically is addressed. An overview of past educational malpractice claims is presented, with an outline of the fundamental legal questions in several case histories. Judicial decisions in these cases are discussed and analyzed. The implications of increasing malpractice suits against educational institutions are considered. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)