Principals and legal risk : complacency or concern?
Teh, Mui Kim 2009, Principals and legal risk : complacency or concern?, in ANZELA 2009 : Proceedings of the Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association Conference 2009, ANZELA, Melbourne, Vic., pp. 37-47.
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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.
Field of Research
180199 Law not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective
970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
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