Student injuries and negligence: lessons from the international scene with implications for Singapore's educators

Teh, Kim (2008) Student injuries and negligence: lessons from the international scene with implications for Singapore's educators. International Journal of Educational Reform, 17 (4). pp. 341-354. ISSN 1056-7879

Abstract

Many jurisdictions are showing a trend of school-related negligence cases being taken to court. This article explores the legal principles applied by the courts in England, Australia, Canada, the United States, and New Zealand to ensure the safety of students in schools. As we look at the developments in these countries, we can see student injury issues that appear all too familiar in Singapore. How other jurisdictions are handling these episodes may provide useful pointers for Singapore's school administrators. The article concludes with the first reported case in Singapore of an allegation of negligence by a school resulting in personal injury, and it offers some helpful hints for averting legal risks


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version not held.
Depositing User: Ms Leslie Blay
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Law
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2010 01:27
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2014 01:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: negligence; courts; injuries; court litigation; foreign countries; legal responsibility; risk; educational administration; safety
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180123 Litigation, Adjudication and Dispute Resolution
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7601

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