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A Teacher's Guide to Education Law

5th Edition

By Michael Imber, Tyll van Geel, J.C. Blokhuis, Jonathan Feldman


430 pages

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Adapted from its parent volume Education Law, 5th Edition, this accessible text concisely introduces topics in law that are most relevant to teachers. Providing public school teachers with the legal knowledge necessary to do their jobs, A Teacher’s Guide to Education Law covers issues of student rights, discipline, negligence, discrimination, special education, teacher rights, hiring and firing, contracts, unions, collective bargaining, and tenure.

Special Features:

  • This revised edition includes new content on bullying, privacy, discrimination, school finance, and issues relating to Internet and technology, as well as updated references and case law throughout.
  • To aid comprehension, technical terms are carefully explained and summaries of key topics and principles are provided.
  • Case law is presented within the context of real-world examples, making this text accessible to pre-service teachers who have little background in law.
  • A companion website provides additional resources for students and instructors, such as links to full cases and a glossary of key concepts.

Table of Contents

  1. Understanding Education Law
  2. Compulsory Schooling
  3. Curriculum
  4. Student Freedom of Expression
  5. Student Discipline
  6. Equality of Educational Opportunity: Race and Gender
  7. Equality of Educational Opportunity: Students with Disabilities
  8. School Finance
  9. Federal Constitutional and Statutory Rights of Teachers
  10. Teacher Employment
  11. Collective Bargaining, Unions, and Teacher Contracts
  12. Torts

About the Authors

Michael Imber is Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Kansas.

Tyll van Geel is Earl B. Taylor Professor Emeritus at the Warner School of Education, University of Rochester.

J.C. Blokhuis is Assistant Professor of Social Development Studies at Renison University College, University of Waterloo and a Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress.

Jonathan Feldman is a Senior Attorney at the Empire Justice Center and Clinical Visiting Professor of Law, Cornell University Law School.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Administration / General
LAW / Educational Law & Legislation