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ERIC Number: EJ811945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
Teachers and the Law: Application Essentials, General Considerations, and Specific Examples
Balch, Bradley V.; Memory, David M.; Hofmeister, David R.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v82 n1 p5-9 Sep-Oct 2008
Teachers contribute to the success of all students, in part, by understanding and being responsive to the legal context of teaching. Simply stated, a teacher's success is increasingly dependent on a sound awareness and prudent application of education law. Although several excellent resources are available for informing the preservice and in-service teacher about school law, a broader context in which teachers must apply their understanding of education law is also necessary. In this article, the authors recommend resources and illustrate specific suggestions for action based on sample situations. The resources and suggestions support enhanced teacher effectiveness in promoting the learning of all students and ultimately strengthening the character, integrity, and professionalism of the teacher.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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