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ERIC Number: EJ843704
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0192-6365
If They Knew, They Would Change: How Legal Knowledge Impacts Principals' Practice
Militello, Matthew; Schimmel, David; Eberwein, H. Jake
NASSP Bulletin, v93 n1 p27-52 2009
The purpose of this national survey is to determine secondary school principals' knowledge of the rights of students and teachers, how often principals are legally threatened and sued, how they adjust their behaviors in response, and how they obtain and disseminate legal information. Survey results show that a majority of principals are uninformed or misinformed about school law issues and that 85% of the principals said they would change their behavior if they knew the answers to our law survey questions. (Contains 6 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A