Many teachers in public schools find themselves increasingly unsure of what the law expects of them in the classroom. The general public and government regulators are holding them to higher and stricter standers of conduct, but their educational preparation has not kept up with the changing environment. Knowing Where to Draw the Line: Ethical and Legal Standards for Best Classroom Practice is an ideal guide for teacher education programs, offering a comprehensive account of the legal information that will arm teachers for legal survival in the classroom. Organized for both easy reference and thorough examination, Knowing Where to Draw the Line: Ethical and Legal Standards for Best Classroom Practice instructs teachers on how to deal with students, parents, administrators, and local communities, covering an exhaustive list of legal issues including: Sexual harassment, Discipline, Contract negotiations, Liability, and Medical Concerns. In addition, Knowing Where to Draw the Line: Ethical and Legal Standards for Best Classroom Practice highlights a number of court cases and uses hypothetical cases to further aid teachers in understanding these vital concerns.
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 238 x 161 x 18 mm
Edition: Annotated edition
"The text is current, relevant, without obvious omissions, and interesting because of its contemporary applications and conversational writing....Defining topics using ordinary educational situations before stating case law allows citations to be presented in context, and case studies applying cited laws using contemporary, problematic dilemmas with detailed rationales explaining solutions also promote clarity and compliance." - VOYA
"One out of every five teachers will be either the plaintiff, the defendant, or a grievant in an action that is job related! From that startling starting point, Manos and several Illinois colleagues begin their discussion of what the required law course in teacher education should cover, the importance of being familiar with state ethics codes, and drawing the line ethically/legally with students, parents, administrators, and the community. Chapters include cases in point and critical thinking questions. The appendix presents the codes of ethics of the National Education Association, American Association of School Administrators, and related groups." - Reference & Research Book News