ERIC Number: ED199810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Administrators and the Courts. The Best of ERIC on Educational Management, Number 56.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
The eleven publications reviewed in this annotated bibliography discuss litigation and legal issues in education, such as administrator discretion in student discipline, the constitutional rights of students and teachers, defamation of character, and the school board's authority to transfer personnel. The literature also examines the issue of proving good faith, the establishment of a legal identity for principals, the necessity for following due process, the limits to an administrator's immunity from liability, and the legal aspects of managing a school's fiscal and physical resources. The authors stress that a thorough knowledge of the legal responsibilities in all areas of school operation is necessary to effective administration. (WD)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Administrators, Annotated Bibliographies, Board of Education Role, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Discipline, Due Process, Educational Malpractice, Federal Courts, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, State Courts, Student Rights, Teachers, Torts
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 (free).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.