Law Sources for Students and Educators: Books for Educators
This guide was created to provide information for educators, students, and families on a wide variety of legal topics. Kids, be sure to check out our Celebration of the Month Tab. It gives information about the law with a theme that changes every month.
These books allow educators to gain an understanding of educational law from a broad perspective. For more focused treatments of educational law please see the section labeled 'Specialized Books for Educators.'
A comprehensive and user-friendly guide to school law with a wholly unique question-and-answer format. Written in a user-friendly question-and-answer format that engages and encourages readers, the new eighth edition of Teachers and the Law offers future educators a thorough and wide-ranging understanding of United States public school law. Eliminating technical and intimidating legal speak in favor of clear and simple explanations, this comprehensive school law text provides school professions with the knowledge and tools they need to both understand legal issues as they arise and to practice preventive law regardless of their legal background. Blending the use of straightforward and easy-to-understand prose with real-life examples and case studies, Teachers and the Law is a vital reference for those who are likely to face pressing school law questions in their coming careers as educators. The newest edition of this text highlights current trends and decisions in the most recent areas of school law. New topics include teachers' controversial postings on the internet, the Teacher Liability Protection Act, peer sexual harassment, disciplining students for cyber-bullying, recent restrictions on teachers' academic freedom and personal life, protections for gay and lesbian students, and for students' freedom of religious and political expression. The eighth edition also explains changes in affirmative action decisions, special education, and the likely changes in the No Child Left Behind law. In addition, the most current edition divides the topic of freedom of expression into two chapters to give readers an expanded understanding of this increasingly controversial topic for both teachers and students.
A practical, user-friendly approach to school law supported by carefully constructed information that is of immediate interest to classroom teachers, supervisors and school administrators. Key Features Maps out the court's decision-making process in an easy-to-understand format Illustrates the key aspects of a legal issue through case-studies in every chapter Explains complex cases with succinct case briefs that target legal laypersons and comprehensive chapter overviews that highlight important concepts Encourages dialogue with accompanying discussion questions for each case brief and case study Offers additional case briefs online at www.sagepub.com/aquilacasebriefs Intended Audience: This book is designed for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students of school law and is a valuable resource for courses in school administration, supervision, and teacher education.
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Publication Date: 2003-05-01
Drawing on his experience as university counsel, administrator, and teacher at a number of institutions, Steven G. Poskanzer explains the law as it pertains to faculty activities both inside and outside the academy, including faculty roles as scholars, teachers, and members of institutional communities, as well as employees and public citizens. In each of these areas, he expands his discussion of cases and decisions to set out his own views both on the current status of the law and how it is likely to evolve.
From the Publisher: The Encyclopedia of Law and Higher Education is a compendium of information that tells the story of law and higher education from a variety of perspectives. As many of the entries in this encyclopedia reflect, the editor and contributors have sought to place legal issues in perspective so that students in this field can inform policy makers and practitioners about the meaning and status of the law and also raise questions for future research as they seek to improve the quality of learning for all.
Containing over 30% new content and two brand-new chapters, this updated casebook focuses on both K-12 and higher education issues, addressing legal and public policy controversies that impact communities across the nation. Sixty original hypotheticals are included throughout the eleven substantive chapters, which contain extensive material on technology-related issues, recent developments in First Amendment law, and equal access to quality education generally. Topical coverage includes campus safety and the criminal justice system, the rights of educators, bilingual education, special education, religion in the schools, and expanded coverage of privacy law issues, disability rights in postsecondary education, the school-to-prison pipeline, the bullying problem, efforts to legislate accountability and teacher quality, and the burgeoning charter school movement. PowerPoint slides are available to adopters.