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Law and Ethics for Australian Teachers

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  • Publication planned for: February 2022
  • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2021
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108724760

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  • Getting to grips with law and policy can be daunting for beginning and established teachers alike. Law and Ethics for Australian Teachers provides an overview of the professional, legal and ethical issues teachers may encounter in the classroom and the broader school environment. This book breaks down the relevant case law, as well as state and territory legislation and policy, in an accessible way to help readers navigate these complex issues. It covers topics including duty of care and mandatory reporting, work health and safety issues, family court orders and parenting plans, suspensions and exclusions, and criminal law issues. Each chapter features case studies, definitions of key terms, detailed scenarios and end-of-chapter questions to help readers understand a wide range of professional issues. Written by a team of authors with both teaching and legal expertise, Law and Ethics for Australian Teachers is an essential resource for pre- and in-service teachers.

    • Covers important ethical and legal issues that teachers will face in their careers
    • Written in an accessible style
    • Provides useful case studies to allow readers to apply theory to practice
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    Product details

    • Publication planned for: February 2022
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108724760
    • length: 296 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 175 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.504kg
    • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2021
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: Overview of the Australian Legal System
    1. Duty of Care Inside and Outside of the School
    2. Privacy Issues
    3. Anti-Discrimination Within the School Context
    4. Work Health Safety Issues
    5. Orders and Parenting Plans Under Family Law
    6. Child Protection and Mandatory Reporting
    7. Suspensions and Exclusions
    8. Criminal Matters in the School
    9. Cyberbullying and Other Online Problems
    10. General Ethical Responsibilities of Teachers
    11. Professional Regulation and Teacher Registration
    12. Disciplinary Proceedings Against Teachers
    13. Protections Afforded to Teachers.

  • Authors

    Mark Butlin, University of Southern Queensland
    Mark Butlin is a Lecturer in the School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood at the University of Southern Queensland.

    Noeleen McNamara, University of Southern Queensland
    Noeleen McNamara is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law and Justice at the University of Southern Queensland.

    Kerrie Anglin, St Peters Lutheran College
    Kerrie Anglin is a long-standing member of the Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association and a teacher at St Peters Lutheran College, Queensland.

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