ERIC Number: ED387916
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
School Law for Counselors, Psychologists, and Social Workers. Third Edition.
Fischer, Louis; Sorenson, Gail Paulus
A variety of laws and regulations apply to school counselors, psychologists, and social workers in their work. This book presents information on legal issues of particular interest to counselors, psychologists, and social workers. Each chapter concludes with at least one relevant court case. Ten chapters provide indepth information on the following: (1) the anatomy of the law; (2) confidentiality and the duty to warn; (3) civil and criminal liability; (4) education records and the students' right to privacy; (5) legal issues related to assessing and grouping students; (6) students with special educational needs; (7) behavior control and student discipline; (8) child abuse and neglect; and (9 and 10) rights related to schooling, parts I and II. A topic overview lists questions answered in each chapter. Appendices contain selected constitutional and federal statutes and relevant provisions of the ethical standards from several professional organizations. A glossary and subject-author index are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Child Abuse, Compliance (Legal), Confidentiality, Constitutional Law, Discipline Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Psychologists, Public Schools, Racial Discrimination, School Counselors, Sex Discrimination, Social Workers, Special Needs Students, Student Evaluation, Student Records, Student Rights
Longman Publishers USA, 10 Bank Street, White Plains, NY 10606.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A