ERIC Number: ED268685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Due Process Prevents Educators' Doing Only What They Should Not Do.
Wayson, William W.
Due process in school is an educational process for teaching the students that they are valued, that authority exists, and they they belong in the social unit. Historically, due process emerged as a way of guaranteeing rights and the privileges of governmental protection to a wider range of people in English and American institutions. The restrictions that educators cite concerning due process are almost universally rooted in local and state policy, not in federal court decisions. Due process requires far less than good principals require of themselves. Due process is based upon trust in one another and in rational processes and is seen as the best preventative for serious misbehavior. Advantages and disadvantages found in discipline codes are listed along with the characteristics of effective, well-disciplined, high-achieving schools. (MLF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: In: Jones, Thomas N., Ed., and Semler, Darel P., Ed. School Law Update 1985. National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, 1985 (ED 018 409).