ERIC Number: EJ1178936
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Social Media and the First Amendment: Educators' Trap Game
Hayes, Sonya D.; Burkett, Jerry R.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v21 n2 p52-64 Jun 2018
Monica Williams, a beloved counselor of an urban middle school, is shocked to learn that she is being terminated for a comment she made on Facebook. This case was developed for use in an educational leadership course for students to evaluate an educator's right to freedom of speech in relation to social media. Instructors can use the case to encourage dialogue around legal issues and ethical considerations of an individual's rights versus community standards. The discussion questions are designed to guide students in analyzing the scenario through legal policies, ethical considerations, and human resource issues.
Descriptors: Social Media, Constitutional Law, Urban Schools, Middle Schools, School Counselors, Educational Administration, Leadership Training, Freedom of Speech, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Use, Ethics, Teacher Rights, Teaching Guides, Legal Problems, Court Litigation, Religion, Citizenship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Pickering v Board of Education; First Amendment; Fourteenth Amendment
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