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    • Educational Administration 310
      • It was an innocent mistake, but nevertheless, a moment later Maurice found himself receiving the full brunt of the mummy’s wrath.
    • U * of R * Rough Translation: W. Rod Dolmage Office: 355.1 Education Phone: 585-4816 E-Mail: Rod.Dolmage@uregina.ca
    • An Introduction
      • Who are you?
      • Where are you from?
      • Why are you an education student?
      • Where are you in your program?
      • Why are you here?
      • What do you already know about the administration of schools?
      • What is the best thing that happened during your internship/last practicum?
      • What is the worst thing that happened during your internship/last practicum?
      • What do you want from this class?
    • Why Should I Care About Educational Administration?
      • It was an innocent mistake, but nevertheless, a moment later Maurice found himself receiving the full brunt of the mummy’s wrath.
    • Why Should I Care About Educational Administration?
      • I want to be a teacher not an administrator!
        • professionalism;
        • knowing your responsibilities and those of others in the educational community;
        • knowing your rights and those of others in the educational community;
        • so you can’t be mislead, manipulated, or mistreated;
        • so you won’t find yourself in professional or legal difficulties because you didn’t know the facts.
    • The UofR People’s Court
      • NO!
      CASE 1: Following a confrontation between a 16 year-old student and a phys-ed. teacher, during noon-hour activities, the student refused to obey the teacher’s order to leave the gymnasium and report to the office. When the teacher attempted to grab the student’s arm, the student forcefully pushed the teacher away. The teacher then grabbed the student, wrestled him to the floor and applied a hammer-lock, which he then used to escort the student to the office. THE TEACHER WAS CHARGED WITH ASSAULT. WAS HE CONVICTED?
    • The UofR People’s Court
      • YES!
      CASE 2: After being convicted of importing pornographic literature and possessing a narcotic, a teacher receives a letter from the Minister of Education saying his teaching certificate has been revoked. DOES HE HAVE GROUNDS FOR GETTING IT BACK?
    • The UofR People’s Court
      • YES!
      CASE 3: A principal is told a student has drugs in his possession. He calls the student into his office, reaches into the student's pant cuff and finds some marijuana. At trial, the student’s lawyer argues that the drugs cannot be used as evidence because they were found in an illegal search. DOES A PRINCIPAL HAVE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO SEARCH A STUDENT’S PERSON?
    • The UofR People’s Court
      • NO!
      CASE 4: A large urban public school board passed a resolution which effectively banned the use of three books as learning resources for kindergarten and grade one students. The three books, Asha’s Mums , Belinda’s Bouquet and One Dad, Two Dads, Brown Dad, Blue Dads , depicted children with same-sex parents. The subject matter of the books was deemed to be “sensitive” and likely to cause parental concern. Can this school board effectively ban these books because they find the subject matter to be too controversial for their “taste”?
    • The UofR People’s Court
      • YES! YES! YES!
      CASE 5: A physical education teacher permits a 16 year-old student to go to a separate room to work out on the "rings." The teacher clearly and forcefully orders the student to do nothing without his spotter in position. The student falls and breaks his neck attempting a reverse straddle dismount in the absence of the spotter. IS THE TEACHER LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INJURY? IS THE BOARD? THE STUDENT?
    • The UofR People’s Court
      • YES!
      CASE 6: A Catholic high school in London, Ontario censored the school’s yearbook after discovering that a number of “inappropriate” comments appeared as nicknames, favourite sayings, most embarrassing moments, etc. relating to 36 graduating students. Offending comments were simply “Blacked-out” in each of the 600 yearbooks for which students/parents had paid $35. Can the school exercise this type of censorship?
    • The UofR People’s Court
      • YES!
      CASE 7: A teacher takes a photo of his wife, who is also a teacher employed by the same school board, and sends it to a “man’s” magazine, which prints it. She is [much] less than fully clothed in the picture. The board and some parents are [much] less than impressed. Both teachers are suspended without pay. CAN THE BOARD DISCIPLINE THE TEACHERS BECAUSE IT DOES NOT APPROVE OF THEIR “OUT OF SCHOOL” ACTIVITIES?
    • The UofR People’s Court
      • NO! Well . . . probably not!
      CASE 8: A Grade 12 student attending a Catholic separate school informs his principal that he is gay and will be bringing his boyfriend to the Grad Dance as his “date.” The principal informs the school board, which passes a resolution banning the student and his date from the Grad Dance. CAN THE BOARD DO THIS?
    • The UofR People’s Court
      • NO!
      • AT LEAST NOT YET!
      CASE 9: A student and her parents are shocked to learn, after educational testing, that the student, a high school graduate, has only grade 5 level reading and math skills. CAN THEY SUCCESSFULLY SUE THE STUDENT'S TEACHERS AND THE SCHOOL BOARD FOR FAILING TO EDUCATE THEIR DAUGHTER?
    • The UofR People’s Court
      • CASE 10:
      • A bussed student attending a rural Saskatchewan school was disciplined because he sang a song to the School Division’s Assistant Director, knowing that the Assistant Director would be offended by this song. The incident occurred during the noon hour and off school property. CAN THE SCHOOL DISCIPLINE A STUDENT FOR BEHAVIOUR THAT OCCURRED OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL TIME AND OFF SCHOOL PROPERTY?
      YES!
    • In case you were wondering . . .
      • When you start teaching, how much will you be paid?
    • EADM 310 Elements of a Brief
          • Facts:
            • As recognized by the Court in its reasons for judgement
          • Issues:
            • What questions did the Court have to answer?
          • Ratio decidendi :
            • The judicial reasoning which led to the decision of the Court
          • Obiter dicta :
            • "Things [statements] by the way" - judicial 'asides,' opinions or reasoning on facts or issues which are somewhat different than those before the Court (e.g., "If Ms. Pringle had actually knocked out the student's front teeth I would have concluded that the force used was excessive; however, the teeth in question were only loosened, therefore . . . ."
          • Decision:
            • What decision was reached by the majority of the Court?
          • Dissents:
            • What was the reasoning of dissenting judge(s), if any?
          • Policy:
            • What are the policy implications of the decision?