ERIC Number: ED200548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
School Law: A Generic Competency For Teachers.
Pell, Sarah W. J.
Legal action against schools and school personnel on behalf of students has increased well over two hundred percent in the past five years. Court litigation concerning educational malpractice has become a reality. Legislative action in many states has negated protection from litigation for the individual teacher or administrator. In light of this current trend, it is imperative that teacher education include basic tenets of the legal responsibilities for the profession in its preservice training and, in addition, provide inservice training for teachers in the field. The issues that should be included in an education course on school law are outlined, and some typical examples of educational malpractice litigation are cited. (JD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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