Conduct Unbecoming: the dilemma of a school's responsibility in respect of teacher misconduct towards pupils

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dc.contributor.author Varnham, Sally en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:56:54Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T09:56:54Z
dc.date.issued 2001 en_US
dc.identifier 2007003137 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Varnham Sally 2001, 'Conduct Unbecoming: the dilemma of a school's responsibility in respect of teacher misconduct towards pupils', Taylor and Francis - Routledge, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 109-125. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0953-9964 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/10505
dc.description.abstract It was recently remarked that if the infamous schoolmaster, Wackford Squeers, in Charles Dickens's Nicholas Nickleby, was around today his pupils would probably accuse him of assault and the police would be paying a visit to his school, Dotheboys Hall. Though a casual comment, a great deal of truth lies therein. In the 'rights culture' of today, the manner in which adults may exercise authority over children is markedly different to that of even 20 years ago. The majority of teachers act in a professional manner and carry out their duties, often under great pressure, with the best interests of their students uppermost in their minds. However, this is not always the case. With reasonable frequency, there are reports of teachers behaving towards their students in ways which range from inappropriate to culpable. In the worst scenario the accusations are of sexual abuse, but there are also those of physical or verbal bullying. There is nowadays an increased recognition of the harmful and lasting effects of different forms of abuse, and the responsibility of those in authority to prevent it happening. In recent years New Zealand school administrators have been faced with dealing appropriately with allegations of a teacher's misconduct in a variety of different ways towards their students. A school board of trustees has a dilemma in that it must discharge dual responsibilities, in respect of its students and its staff. This article examines the legal implications of those responsibilities. It also considers the responsibility of a school in a wider context ? to other schools and to the community at large. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis - Routledge en_US
dc.title Conduct Unbecoming: the dilemma of a school's responsibility in respect of teacher misconduct towards pupils en_US
dc.parent Education And The Law en_US
dc.journal.volume 13 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 109 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 125 en_US
dc.cauo.name LAW.Faculty of law en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 180100 en_US
dc.personcode 101376 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Law en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords STUDENTS -- Crimes against, TEACHERS en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 101376 en_US


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