ERIC Number: ED181534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Student Rights and Discipline Cases on Schools.
Hollingsworth, Ellen Jane
This paper highlights several Supreme Court cases, some already decided and some presently in the court system, that deal with student rights and discipline in the schools. Following a review of specific cases, it analyzes the information channels by which teachers and administrators learn about court decisions that affect them. Finally, the results of a questionnaire about student rights and discipline are discussed. The data show how much law-related knowledge teachers have about discipline and how this knowledge relates to their experience and behavior. The paper concludes that to the extent teachers and administrators can objectively assess school discipline problems--dissociated from the tensions they feel concerning larger issues--there will be more implementation of standards for administrative and procedural justice. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination, Questionnaires, Student Rights, Supreme Court Litigation, Teachers
Not available separately; See EA 012 005
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
Note: Chapter 3 of "Schools & the Courts. Volume II" (EA 012 005); For related documents, see EA 012 000-009