About This Chapter
Major Legislation for Educators - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter cover legal issues related to teaching. You will explore your rights and responsibilities as a teacher, as well as the constitutional rights of parents and students. Confidentiality, copyrights, and mandatory reporting are also discussed in this lesson series. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Describe and abide by the legal rights and responsibilities of a classroom teacher
- Identify the constitutional rights of students and teachers
- Explain the importance of confidentiality in regards to student records
- Demonstrate when and how to report child abuse
- Explain copyright laws as they apply to education
The information in this chapter is taught using short engaging video and text lessons. Using the transcripts and Timeline feature of the video player will help you to review the main points of each lesson. Be sure to take the self-assessment quiz after each lesson to monitor your understanding of the topics.
1. Teachers' Rights in the Classroom
As teachers, we often feel that we have lost a lot of our rights when we enter the classroom. However, though our profession comes with certain limitations, we still retain certain rights. In this lesson, we will look at the rights of teachers within the classroom.
2. Legal Responsibilities of Teachers
State governments are mainly responsible for legislation involving how schools operate, but there is also federal legislation that helps protect students' rights. In this lesson, we will discuss the legal responsibilities of classroom teachers.
3. Constitutional Rights of Students & Parents in Educational Settings
As Americans, our government guarantees us certain rights regardless of age, religion, gender, race, and disabilities. In this lesson, we'll discuss some of the rights held by students and parents within a school setting.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
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- Criteria for Selecting Assessments
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