ERIC Number: ED345324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
The Formulation of AIDS Policies: Legal Considerations for Schools. NOLPE Monograph/Book Series, No. 44.
Welker, Matthew J.; Pell, Sarah W. J.
This book comprehensively examines the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and its impact on educational settings. Educators quickly found that they had neither the expertise nor the experience to cope effectively with AIDS. The AIDS policy paradigm presented in this monograph will facilitate the processes of policy formation and evaluation at the district level. The substantive and procedural due process direction provided by this monograph will enable district officials to effectively balance the health rights of the many against the personal rights of the few during the present health crisis. Five chapters compose the monograph. Chapter 1 gives an introduction and background to AIDS. Chapter 2 describes what AIDS is and its scientific and educational implication. Chapter 3 gives the legal implications of AIDS for public schools. Chapter 4 discusses the formation of educational policy, and chapter 5 describes an AIDS policy paradigm for public schools. Appended is a list of contemporary legal cases involved with AIDS. (RR)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Policy Formation, Public Schools, School Districts, School Law
National Organization on the Legal Problems of Education, 3601 S.W. 29th, Suite 223, Topeka, KS 66614 ($19.95 plus $3.00 postage and handling; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.