ERIC Number: EJ870615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
The Law and Hiring Practices in Faith-Based Schools
Russo, Charles J.
Journal of Research on Christian Education, v18 n3 p256-271 2009
A key concern of educational leaders in faith-based schools is their ability to hire faculty members who support institutional missions. Insofar as the American legal system protects the rights of leaders in faith-based schools to hire those who share in school goals, this article is divided into three substantive sections. The first section provides a brief historical-legal overview of faith-based schools in the United States. The next part highlights federal anti-discrimination statutes along with illustrations of litigation interpreting and applying these laws in disputes impacting on hiring practices in faith-based schools. The final substantive section offers five recommendations for educational leaders in faith-based schools who must walk the fine line between complying with their Church teachings and American civil law in making hiring decisions.
Descriptors: Personnel Selection, Laws, Court Litigation, Employment Practices, Faculty Recruitment, Employment Problems, Labor Legislation, Church Related Colleges, Administrator Guides, Institutional Mission, Organizational Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States