Legal & Ethical Implications for Classroom Management

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Legal and Ethical Implications for Classroom Management
Grand Canyon University- EDU 450
October 12, 2013

As teacher we have legal and ethical right when it comes to classroom management. Students and teachers have a right to learn and teach in a stress free classroom that is not going to cause harm to themselves and others. Within this paper I will discuss four articles that address the legal and ethical implications for classroom management related to the rights and responsibilities of students, teacher, and parents. The first article I read and will discuss is the Rights and Responsibilities of the Teacher and Student by Sarah Ganly. The article talked about the responsibility of the educator in the classroom and the legal rights of the students. The author addresses the liability teachers have and how they are held accountable to a certain degree. For instance, the law states that a teacher is held liable/accountable for a student’s welfare if foreseeable of harm exists (Ganly, 2007). When parents send their children to school as teacher we know students safety is top priority and better known as a legal right for the child. In the same sense parents have the right to enroll their child into a school or program that has their child best interest in mind and make it a priority. Needless to say not everyone is going to always agree on what is unforeseeable and foreseeable incident the same. When incidents occur in the classroom it should looked over individual and examined to ensure the safety of the teacher and students. When teachers take their class on field trips so many things can happen which can cause the students safety to be at risk. Even though students can have fun learning and exploring the standards in a different way on trips teacher just have to take precautions and plan for the what if’s. Teachers should ever just think…...

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