Mom was extremely discouraged, feeling that the teachers were undermining all the extra help Tom has been getting. This, and other incidents that have happened, makes me sympathize with the attitude of the paper “Immunize Your Child Against Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)” by Fred A.Baughman Jr., M.D. A critique of this article follows: Critique of: “Immunize Your Child Against Attention Deficit Disorder" Denial ... ... middle of paper ... ...children should be very clear. Strict protocol and monitoring of this protocol should be enforced. Such protocols should be set up to protect the Children’s best interests.
Wendy J. Murphy, an adjunct professor at the New England School of Law in Boston, a victims’ rights advocate and television legal analyst, agrees that when someone starts to include the law or the rights of people, people start to pay attention: “Schools should connect their disciplinary codes to civil rights laws." The school policies help to improve the student 's and teacher’s behavior when they know what the consequences would be if they broke a rule that is backed up by a federal law. School policies also help to stop
Tronc (as cited in Newnham, 2000, p. 50) argues “Teachers have a legal responsibility for the safety of their students”. The WA DoE Duty of Care for Students Policy was designed to enable teachers to meet their legal obligations by protecting students from harm where the risk of injury is reasonably foreseeable. Furthermore, the policy provides a point of reference for teachers when using their professional judgement to make day-to-day decisions and assess risks associated with student activities. What issues does the policy cover? The leading issue of the WA DoE Duty of Care for Students Policy is stated in Section 1.A “Teaching staff owe a duty to take reasonable care for the safety and welfare of students whilst students are involved in school activities or are present for the purposes of a school activity” (WA DoE, 2007, p. 3).
Counseling Competency: Assessment Understanding assessment takes the knowledge of knowing the historical and theoretical bases for assessment techniques, understanding the importance of reliability and validity, what results of assessments mean to a counselor, and the ethical principals of assessment. Assessing a student or client can take on many forms, one example may be a student taking a state test and another example could be observing human behavior. There are important components in developing assessments and important rules to follow to obtain the correct information and not to skew the answers to unfairly label a student or client. In helping a student or client, assessment should be based on what is appropriate to test and how the outcomes will affect the student and client and what goals should be created for their success in life. A counselor is responsible for making sure assessments are relevant to academic, social and personal development.
If the parent wants to know specific details of how education laws will influence their child’s education they should consult a Special Education attorney (Dayan 2013). The Special Education teacher must be aware of laws pertinent to Special Education (e.g. part 200 and 300, 504, IDEA, etc. ), and follow and utilize these laws. The teacher should be familiar with how the laws are different (for example part 200 is state
There are even reports of educators’ erasing students’ incorrect answers and substituting correct answers in their place. Teachers caught cheating on high-stakes tests have lost both their teaching licenses and their jobs. Rather than a few isolated instances, such violations of test security have become, sadly, quite common.” (p. 336). Popham goes on to discuss how with the passage of No Child Left Behind... ... middle of paper ... ...erceptions About Ethical Practices in Student Evaluation http://aje.sagepub.com/content/29/4/520.full.pdf Popham, J., (2008), Classroom Assessment: What Teachers Need to Know, 6th ed American Federation of Teachers, National Council on Measurement in Education, National Education Association, (1987) Standards for Teacher Competence in Educational Assessment of Students Yarbrough, D. B., Shulha, L. M., Hopson, R. K., and Caruthers, F. A. (2011).
School counselors should always considered their ethical standards when helping students, in accordance with their school policies. However, school counselor should be aware if their school policies represent an ethical dilemma with their ethical standards and current laws. Works Cited American School Counselor Association (ASCA, 2010). Ethical Standards for School Counselors. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from http://www.schoolcounselor.org/files/ethical%20standards.pdf Texas Family Code Chapter 261.
In one of the assigned readings, it is emphasized that when an educator is doing an action research, he or she must get permission not only from students but from parents also (Mertler, 2014). One of the ethical principles that is most important in relation to educational research personally is that all educators should maintain confidentiality all the time in and out of school grounds. As professionals, we also have the responsibility to obtain permission from parents and students to protect student’s rights if we plan to do any research in or outside the classroom. According to Holian and Coghlan (2013), they emphasize that when creating a research, the researcher must be ethical and must keep all information confidential. In addition, if we are doing any action research project in school, researcher cannot use the actual names of students or teachers and keep it confidential.
I would make them aware of their importance in accomplishing this difficult endeavor, and explain to them my beliefs about being honest, respectful and fair. The assistant principals would be responsible for distributing the Student Code of Conduct to each student that they were responsible for. Each assistant principal would conduct a meeting with their students, reviewing the Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct would have to be brought home and reviewed, being signed by the student and the parent/guardian. The purpose for distributing the Student Code of conduct to all students, which had also has to be signed by parents, is to provide the student and parent of the expectations of their behavior and the possibly consequences of misconduct.
This literature review will include the following: (a) the historical overview, (b) importance of American School Counseling Association (ASCA) National Model, (c) educating principals to work with professional school counselors (d) critical incidents that shape principals perceptions, (e) professional school counselors actual and preferred duties and (f) the importance of professional school counselors advocating for themselves. We will conclude with discussion and fruitful areas for future research. Research Question Principals are significant to professional school counselor’s (PSC) identity. Principals are responsible for shaping PSC actual assigned duties. This review will examine principal’s perceptions limiting professional school counselor’s role in the school.