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Ch 25: Legal & Ethical Requirements of an Educator

About This Chapter

Go over the legal and ethical requirements of an educator with this chapter. Our lessons will help you get familiar with these requirements and why they are important.

Legal & Ethical Requirements of an Educator - Chapter Summary

This chapter will help you study an educator's legal and ethical requirements. Our lessons deal with how these requirements address the needs of students. You'll also find out more about the roles of various individuals in education. Access this chapter to increase what you know about:

  • How to maintain confidential, accurate and systematic student records
  • Methods to protect students from legal issues and to put students first
  • Recognizing and handling child abuse
  • Ethics involving copyrighted material and technology
  • Duties of the local board of education, the state government and the federal government in education

Our lessons are brief and focused on making it easy for you to understand these teaching requirements. You can contact our expert instructors with any questions you have throughout this chapter, and work on our self-assessment quizzes to ensure you're absorbing this information.

10 Lessons in Chapter 25: Legal & Ethical Requirements of an Educator
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Maintaining the Confidentiality of Student Records

1. Maintaining the Confidentiality of Student Records

How do you preserve student records in a way that protects their confidentiality? This article discusses the laws regulating private student information and best practices for compliance.

Protecting Students from Common Legal Issues in Education

2. Protecting Students from Common Legal Issues in Education

Many laws protect the rights of students so they can focus on studying. This lesson discusses common laws designed to protect student privacy and shield students from discrimination.

The Role of Teachers in Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse

3. The Role of Teachers in Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse

Child abuse is a serious problem, and teachers have a moral and ethical obligation to help abused children by reporting concerns. This lesson will review your role in recognizing and reporting child abuse.

Using Copyrighted Materials for Teaching

4. Using Copyrighted Materials for Teaching

In this lesson we will learn about fair use, the principle governing use of copyrighted materials in educational settings, and the specifics of using print materials, music, online materials, and multimedia in the classroom.

Technology Ethics in the Classroom

5. Technology Ethics in the Classroom

The accessibility of information through technology is endless. In the classroom, students and teachers must follow ethical guidelines for appropriate use. In this lesson, you'll learn what some of the expectations are and how to use them.

Maintaining Accurate & Systematic Student Records

6. Maintaining Accurate & Systematic Student Records

In this lesson, teachers will learn about the importance of maintaining accurate and systematic student records. Strategies for keeping records about students' academic performance, attendance, and behavior will be included.

The Local Board of Education's Role in Public Education

7. The Local Board of Education's Role in Public Education

There are a lot of responsibilities in education, but who is in charge of what? In this lesson, we'll examine the role of the local government in public education in America, including the duties that are common to local boards of education.

The State Government's Role in Public Education

8. The State Government's Role in Public Education

In order to provide free and quality education to all students, the state government has specific roles and duties that it performs. Watch this lesson to find out how the state government shapes public education in America.

The Federal Government's Role in Public Education

9. The Federal Government's Role in Public Education

There are many different levels of government involved in public education in the United States. But what are the different responsibilities of each? Watch this lesson to explore how the federal government affects education in America.

How to Put Students First as a Teacher

10. How to Put Students First as a Teacher

Teachers face many different pressures and answer to many different people. Yet teachers must remember amidst it all that students do come first. This lesson will help you consider ways you can keep students at the fore of your practice.

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