Principals and legal risk: complacency or concern?

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Teh, Mui-Kim. 2009. "Principals and legal risk: complacency or concern?" ANZELA 2009: Education: A Risky Business? . Melbourne, Australia 30 Sep - 02 Oct 2009 Brisbane, Australia.
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Principals and legal risk: complacency or concern?

The Risky Business of Education Law.

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AuthorTeh, Mui-Kim
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association (ANZELA 2009)
Number of Pages12
Year2009
Place of PublicationBrisbane, Australia
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.anzela.edu.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=70&Itemid=26
Conference/EventANZELA 2009: Education: A Risky Business?
Event Details
ANZELA 2009: Education: A Risky Business?
Event Date
30 Sep 2009 to end of 02 Oct 2009
Event Location
Melbourne, Australia
Abstract

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

Keywordslegal liability; education law; school law; litigation; risk management; school management
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020480605. Tort law
480506. Litigation, adjudication and dispute resolution
390403. Educational administration, management and leadership
Byline AffiliationsSchool of Law
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