Teacher journal archive (2008-2011)

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Education and the law : that was the year that was : education and the courts


The author looks at some of the legal implications of cases that found their way through Australian courts in 2008. These cases involved: price fixing, which related to companies involved in the provision of educational consultancy services to Korean students; expulsion procedures at Broughton Anglican College; discrimination against a student alleged at Corinda State High School; access to examination papers at the University of Melbourne; extending time for bringing a claim for sexual abuse at a high school more than 25 years ago; duty of care, involving supervision by a taekwondo teacher of a primary school student. While cases like these confront both private and public educational facilities, they also provide some insight into steps that all institutions can take to reduce exposure to risk. [Author abstract, ed]

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