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

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

ERA Journal ID19945
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AuthorTeh, Kim
Journal TitleInternational Journal of Educational Reform
Journal Citation17 (4), pp. 341-354
Number of Pages14
Year2008
Place of PublicationLanham, MD. United States
ISSN1056-7879
Web Address (URL)http://www.rowmaneducation.com/Journals/IJER/Fall08.shtml
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

Keywordsnegligence; courts; injuries; court litigation; foreign countries; legal responsibility; risk; educational administration; safety
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020480506. Litigation, adjudication and dispute resolution
350505. Occupational and workplace health and safety
390403. Educational administration, management and leadership
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