Law and Ethics in Educational Leadership

Law and Ethics in Educational Leadership

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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.
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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 190.5 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 657.71g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0131119818
  • 9780131119819
  • 2,148,783

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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 Washington
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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

INDEX
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