Law for Educators - School and University Law in Australia
|Author(s) :||Jackson, J; Varnham, S|
|Short Description :|
|Format :||Academic, Softcover|
|Published :||March, 2007|
Traditionally education was largely a matter for the states and territories, but now the federal government is a major direct and indirect regulator of many aspects of modern schools and universities. This imposes a new layer of regulation across the two sectors and a maze of commonwealth, state and territory acts, regulations, policies and case law for the modern educational administrator to deal with.
This work is an essential and practical reference in understanding this maze that confronts the modern educator and those who advise them.
1. Regulation and management of schools
2. Regulation and management of universities
3. Issues common to schools and universities
* PART II - THE STUDENTS
4. The right to education
5. Compulsory and free education
6. Home education
7. Secular education and religion in schools
8. Special education
9. Discrimination in education and language rights
10. School discipline and restorative practices
11. Citizenship in schools
12. Education in a safe environment
13. Liability for educational outcomes
14. Other legal issues affecting schools and universities
* PART III - THE TEACHERS
15. Teachers and schools: employment
16. Academics and universities: employment
Professor Jim Jackson is Chair of the Academic Board and Professor of Law, and was formerly Foundation Dean of the Law School at Southern Cross University.
Dr Sally Varnham is Senior Lecturer with the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Both Professor Jackson and Dr Varnham have published widely in the area of education and the law.