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ERIC Number: ED497852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug-28
Pages: 164
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5788-6618-2ISBN-1-5788-6618-9
Knowing Where to Draw the Line: Ethical and Legal Standards for Best Classroom Practice
Manos, Mary Ann
Rowman & Littlefield Education
Many teachers in public schools find themselves increasingly unsure of what the law expects of them in the classroom. The general public and government regulators are holding them to higher and stricter standards of conduct, but their educational preparation has not kept up with the changing environment. This book is an ideal guide for teacher education programs, offering a comprehensive account of the legal information that will arm teachers for legal survival in the classroom. Organized for both easy reference and thorough examination, this book instructs teachers on how to deal with students, parents, administrators, and local communities, covering an exhaustive list of legal issues including: sexual harassment, discipline, contract negotiations, liability, and medical concerns. In addition, the book highlights a number of court cases and uses hypothetical cases to further aid teachers in understanding these vital concerns. Following a foreword: Education and the Law (Sandra Holman), the book contains five chapters: (1) Professional Dispositions: Building a Professional Persona; (2) Drawing the Line with Students; (3) Drawing the Line with Parents; (4) Drawing the Line with the School Administration; and (5) Drawing the Line with the Community. Ethic Codes of Educators is appended.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A