Law and Ethics for School Administrators

Law and Ethics for School Administrators

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For Graduate Level Law and Ethics courses in Educational Leadership Programs. Law and Ethics for School Administrators offers a real-world, problem-based approach that emphasizes application of the legal knowledge, ethical dispositions, and other skills necessary for successful school leadership. Case study scenarios are presented in a manner similar to the Educational Testing Service School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA), which requires candidates to analyze the circumstances surrounding a dilemma, apply relevant standards-based knowledge to a decision, anticipate the possible consequences of action, and articulate a plan of action.show more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 190.5 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 657.71g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0131119818
  • 9780131119819
  • 1,994,127

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" Law and Ethics in Educational Leadership" Unique to this school law book for educational leaders is a strong ethics strand to compliment the school law theory and practice. Readers are also provided with practical guidance through ELCC and ISLLC Standards margin notes throughout each chapter, author provided practical Do's and Don'ts tips, and exercises aligned with ELCC standards. The practical application of this text, its strong research base, and its alignment with professional standards make it a must have for future and current school administrators. Comments from reviewers of this text: "I appreciate the emphasis on applying appropriate leadership, legal and ethical standards in the educational context...This book combines the seemingly separate considerations of law, leadership, and ethics into a comprehensive discussion, supported by realistic scenarios with which the reader can easily identify." Samuel G. Della Vecchia, J.D. College of EducationTowson University ..".the general focus of the project is...melding school law and ethics. Administrators struggle with this all the time. You have laid a solid research base and have applied practicality...I believe you have taken many of the current themes and problems that are occurring in schools and have made them relevant and practical for the novice and experienced administrator." Harold S. Wright, Jr., Ph.D College of Graduate and Professional Studies University of Mary Washingtonshow more

Table of contents

CHAPTER 1: The Importance of Ethical and Legal Decision Making Introduction Focus Questions Key Terms Case Study: Tough Times Await at Riverboat Connecting the ELCC Standards to Leadership Relating Law and Ethics to Educational Leadership The Need for Ethical Leadership Law, Ethics, and Decision-Making Applying Ethical Leadership Summary Connecting Standards to Practice: Sharon's First Challenge Suggested Case Study Rubric Suggested Performance Assessments References CHAPTER 2: Legal Bodies Governing Education Introduction Focus Questions Key Terms Case Study: Decision of the Board ELCC Standards Addressed in This Chapter Leadership Perspectives Education and the Legal Arena The Judicial System Elements of a Court Decision Legal Citations Summary Connecting Standards to Practice: Sharon's First Challenge (continued) Suggested Case Study Rubric Suggested Performance Assessments References CHAPTER 3: Education, Religion, and Community Values Introduction Focus Questions Key Terms Case Study: Mr. Hills' Classroom ELCC Standards Addressed in This Chapter Leadership Perspectives Discourse Ethics: Resolving Issues of Conflicting Interests Public Schools and Religion Equal Access Act and Religious Expression Curriculum Home Schooling State-Sponsored Religious Activities Students and Religious Expression Employees and Religious Expression Public Money and Private Schools Summary Connecting Standards to Practice: A Memorial Weight Room for Riverboat Suggested Performance Assessments References CHAPTER 4: Student Privacy and First Amendment Rights Introduction Focus Questions Key Terms Case Study: The Empire Considers Striking Back ELCC Standards Addressed in This Chapter Leadership Perspectives Lifeworlds and Systems: Policies, People, and School Culture Student Rights Student Records Students and the First Amendment Student Dress Threats Summary Connecting Standards to Practice: Senior Shirts Suggested Performance Assessments References CHAPTER 5: Due Process and Safe Schools Introduction Focus Questions Key Terms Case Study: Megan Brings a Cake ELCC Standards Addressed in This Chapter Leadership Perspectives Student Rights and the Well-Ordered School Due Process and the Fourteenth Amendment Corporal Punishment and Excessive Force Student Suspension or Expulsion for Off Campus Behavior Weapons and School Safety Extracurricular Activities Summary Connecting Standards to Practice: A Failure to Communicate? Suggested Performance Assessments References CHAPTER 6: Student Search Introduction Focus Questions Key Terms Case Study: The Twenty Dollar Bill ELCC Standards Addressed in This Chapter Leadership Perspectives Utilitarianism: Student Searches and the Greater Good Students and the Fourth Amendment Non-intrusive Searches Law Enforcement Intrusive Searches Urinalysis Testing Random Classroom Searches Mass Searches Summary Connecting Standards to Practice: To Test or Not to Test? Suggested Performance Assessments References CHAPTER 7: Equal Protection Introduction Focus Questions Key Terms Case Study: In All Fairness ELCC Standards Addressed in This Chapter Leadership Perspectives Justice as Fairness: Promoting Equality and Fraternity Equal Protection: A Legal Theory to Promote Basic Fairness Civil Rights Act A Brief History of Desegregation Title IX Title IX and Sexual Harassement Liability Under Title IX Sexual Orientation Harassment Summary Connecting Standards to Practice: The Devil in the Blue Dress Suggested Performance Assessments References CHAPTER 8: Children with Disabilities Introduction Focus Questions Key Terms Case Study: When Good Parents Go Bad ELCC Standards Addressed in This Chapter Leadership Perspectives Children with Disabilities and Cooperative School Cultures IDEA and Children with Disabilities Zero Reject/Child Find Nondiscriminatory Evaluation Appropriate Education Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Procedural Safeguards Student Discipline Parent and Student Participation Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Summary Connecting Standards to Practice: The Case of the Riverboat High School Cat Burgler Suggested Performance Assessments References CHAPTER 9: Tort Liability Introduction Focus Questions Key Terms Case Study: The Big Game ELCC Standards Addressed in This Chapter Leadership Perspectives The Purpose of Policy The Law of Torts Negligence Intentional Torts Managing the Risk of Tort Liability A Contemporary Tort Debate: Student-on-Student Violence Summary Connecting Standards to Practice: Slip-and-Fall at Riverboat Suggested Performance Assessments References CHAPTER 10: Teacher Employment, Supervision, and Collective Bargaining Introduction Focus Questions Key Terms Case Study: Union Blues ELCC Standards Addressed in This Chapter Leadership Perspectives Utilitarianism and Employment Practices Legal Issues In Employment Certification Contracts Teacher Supervision Employment Practices Collective Bargaining and Negotiations Summary Connecting Standards to Practice: Sealed with a Kiss? Suggested Performance Assessments References CHAPTER 11: Teacher Constitutional Law Introduction Focus Questions Key Terms Case Study: The Searchers ELCC Standards Addressed in This Chapter Leadership Perspectives Discourse Ethics: Promoting a Cooperative School Culture The Constitutional Rights of Teachers First Amendment Rights Defamation Teachers and Their Private Associations Fourth Amendment Rights Summary Connecting Standards to Practice: Ebony & Ivory Suggested Performance Assessments References CHAPTER 12: Computers and the Internet Introduction Focus Questions Key Terms Case Study: Do Alligators Remain After the Swamp Has Been Drained? ELCC Standards Addressed in This Chapter Leadership Perspectives Technology and the Greater Good Computers, the Internet, and the Law Statutory Protections Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Public Domain First Amendment Fourth Amendment Summary Connecting Standards to Practice: Rate-A-Teach Suggested Performance Assessments References CHAPTER 13: Law, Ethics, and Educational Leadership: Making the Connection Introduction Focus Questions Key Terms Case Study: So Little Time, So Many Detentions ELCC Standards Addressed in This Chapter Leadership Perspectives Responding to Conflict Summary Connecting Standards to Practice: Cyber-Rumor Suggested Performance Assessments References APPENDIX A: Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America GLOSSARY INDEXshow more

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