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Principals and legal risk : complacency or concern?

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conference contribution
posted on 2009-01-01, 00:00 authored by Kim Teh
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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Event

Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association. Conference (2009 : Melbourne, Victoria)

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37 - 47

Publisher

ANZELA

Location

Melbourne, Vic.

Place of publication

Melbourne, Vic.

Start date

2009-10-01

End date

2009-10-02

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2009, ANZELA

Title of proceedings

ANZELA 2009 : Proceedings of the Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association Conference 2009

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