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ERIC Number: EJ872010
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Untangling Legal Issues that Affect Teachers and Student Teachers
Bain, Christina
Art Education, v62 n5 p47-53 Sep 2009
The number of lawsuits pertaining to educationally related issues is on the rise in the US (Mounts, 1999). Garner (2000) reports that teachers consider legal issues the third most important area of teacher preparation. However, few universities offer undergraduate courses in educational law and few programs offer comprehensive training concerning the types of legal issues that new teachers are expected to know. The purpose of this article is to raise awareness about important legal issues focusing on child abuse, safety in the art room, freedom of expression and religion, and special education that could affect both art teachers and their student teachers. (Contains 2 tables and 4 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act; Education for All Handicapped Children Act; First Amendment; Fourteenth Amendment; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act