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ERIC Number: EJ820185
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0953-9964
The Place of Law in the Leadership and Management of Schools
Stewart, Douglas
Education and the Law, v17 n4 p127-136 Dec 2005
Change is a feature of life in all communities and results in heightened demands being made of individuals and organizations alike. In the school setting administrators and classroom teachers have to respond to a great variety of demands that change has brought. Accountability, in various guises, is one area where changes in societal attitudes have resulted in greater demands being exacted of all professions including that of teaching. In this regard legal accountability is of considerable concern to schools as legal matters increasingly impact on school policies, practices and procedures. In this article research into the relationship between the law and school leadership and management is explored. A brief overview of research into school management and principals as leaders is followed by a discussion of the need for knowledge of areas of law impacting on schools. The article concludes that in order to ensure a school's legal safety, a preventive legal risk management culture is needed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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