Teachers, students & the law


Posted by Thomas Sutton on April 28, 2006

I’ve just finished reading Teachers, students & the law by Andrew Hopkins (published by the Victoria Law Foundation). It covers a number of legal issues important to teachers and school staff including the duty of care, mandatory reporting of abuse and rights and responsibilities.

The thing that really surprised me in reading this book is that corporal punishment may be permitted in schools in the Northern Territory and non-government schools in Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia. I wonder when these states will catch up with the rest and abolish corporal punishment in schools altogether…

This post was published on April 28, 2006 and last modified on October 4, 2021. It is tagged with: books, law, education.