Principals and legal risk: complacency or concern?

Teh, Mui-Kim (2009) Principals and legal risk: complacency or concern? In: ANZELA 2009: Education: A Risky Business? , 30 Sep-2 Oct 2009, Melbourne, Australia.

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There has been an increasing awareness across many jurisdictions of potential legal issues that might arise in schools. These issues range from bullying to sexual misconduct, from injury to negligence. In a recent study in Singapore, despite the increased attention to such issues, school principals displayed a range of attitudes toward legal risk and a diverse range of strategies to minimise it. The findings were compared to those from a small scale study of senior educators in Queensland in order to ascertain commonalities and differences of view. This paper summarises those views and suggests some basic principles to help those in positions of leadership to avert unwanted legal attention

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Alternate title : The Risky Business of Education Law. No evidence of copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Law
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2010 11:40
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: legal liability; education law; school law; litigation; risk management; school management
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180126 Tort Law
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180123 Litigation, Adjudication and Dispute Resolution
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions

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