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Legal & Ethical Issues In Education
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- Distinguish the difference between the ethical and legal considerations in education.
- Differentiate "right vs. wrong" as it applies to teacher conduct in a K-8 educational setting.
- Identify existing policies concerning conduct expected of teachers in school and outside of school.
- Describe the privileges and responsibilities associated with the role of a classroom teacher.
- Recognize responsibilities for addressing suspected unethical conduct of students and other school employees.
- Examine state reporting requirements for school personnel.
- Explore the test practices at the school, district, and state levels.
- Evaluate how the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affect teachers' role in education and communication.
- Examine copyright infringement as it applies to students and teachers.
- Examine legal and ethical issues related to technology use.
- Distinguish between inappropriate and appropriate interaction with students.
- Recognize appropriate forms of interactions with parents and community.
Teachers and the law
- Name the basic principles that should guide teachers' decisions in relation to their practice (negligence, freedom of expression, teacher lifestyle, religion in and out of the classroom).
- Identify the potential impact of controversial personal conduct on employment and licensure.
- Recognize how boundary violations between teacher and students affect the education process.
- Distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate forms of communication with students.
Employment Requirements, Contracts, and Reasons for Possible Revocation
- Explore the certification and pre-employment screening requirements relating to fingerprinting and background checks.
- Identify your rights and responsibilities under a school contract for school employment.
- Recognize the roles of due process in employment and licensure.
- Examine reasons for possible dismissal and/or loss of licensure.
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