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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the TExES PPR EC-12 (160): Practice & Study Guide course
- About the TExES PPR Exam
- Introduction to Human Growth & Development
- Early Childhood Development & Learning
- Physical & Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
- Development in the Adolescence Years
- Environmental Factors on Learning
- Handling Diversity & Disabilities in the Classroom
- Childhood Developmental Challenges
- Working with English Language Learners
- Teaching to Learning Goals & Objectives
- Psychology's Impact on Education
- Major Philosophies of Education
- Effective Instructional Planning
- Establishing Positive Classroom Environments
- Classroom & Student Management
- Communication in the Classroom
- Types of Instructional Strategies
- Using Instructional Strategies in the Classroom
- Teaching Higher-Order Thinking
- Technology as a Teaching Tool
- Basics of Integrating Technology in the Classroom
- Student Assessment & Feedback
- Effective Teacher-Parent Communication
- The Professional Education Community
- TExES PPR EC-12 Flashcards