The legal dynamic between teachers and students is constantly shifting. Inspiring the Future: The New Teacher’s Guide to the Law, Second Edition will help you to clearly define the classroom limitations of both parties, allow you to confidently outline precedents and illuminate the many facets of education law.
A critical resource for procedure in Canadian education law
Legal risks are everywhere in the educational world: from safety concerns to tone of voice; search and seizure rights to cultural sensitivity. Teachers, principals and administrative staff can all be held liable for a range of conduct violations; assist your client in avoiding them by using our extensive list of real-life case studies, which range from finding a knife at recess to alleviating tension in a parent-teacher relationship.
Inspiring the Future: The New Teacher’s Guide to the Law, Second Edition will give you the confidence and tools you need to navigate the ever-changing realm of education law.
This book is a complete and definitive source on all aspects of Canadian law as it applies to the field of education. It offers an understanding of conflict, powerful communication and mediation tools, context-specific examples and case studies, as well as a five-step resolution process.
This publication addresses such topical and sensitive issues as:
- Liability regarding student injuries
- Student freedom of expression
- Student due process and discipline
- Abuse and neglect
- Parental harassment and difficult parents
- Cyber-bullying and social media
- Search and seizure
- Labour issues and employee rights within the education system
- Teachers’ academic freedom
- Special education and ESL learners
- Discrimination and harassment
New in this edition
The Second Edition includes new and updated sections on the following topics:
- Harassment, Social Media, Bullying and Cyberbullying and Sexting
- Student Searches, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, LGBTQ Pupils and Sex Education
- Human Rights, Freedom of Religion and Religious Accommodation
- Professional issues related to Suicide, Smoking, Invasion of Privacy, and Getting Fired
- Teachers Relationships and Collegial Conflicts
- The Law of Negligence