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Legal Dimensions of Education: Implications for Teachers and School Administrators

Dr. Jerome Delaney

by Dr. Jerome Delaney

Faculty of Education professor Dr. Jerome Delaney has recently published Legal Dimensions of Education: Implications for Teachers and School Administrators.

“I basically wrote it because I noticed an absence of material for the courses I was teaching here at MUN,” Dr. Delaney explained.

The book is modeled after the content in Education 4420: Legal and Moral Issues in Education and Education 6335: Legal Foundations of Educational Administration – courses Dr. Delaney has been teaching for the past several years.

“I’ve customized the content in the books for my course,” noted Dr. Delaney, whose first book is entitled Educational Policy Studies: A Practical Approach (2002). “For this second book, topics include why we should study educational law, and other issues such as liability, negligence, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and workplace safety that are evident across the country.

“I think writing clarifies in your own mind what it is you’re studying and teaching, and I also think it helps the students in my class. I plan on doing a third book about effective teaching, but that’s about a year away, after I’ve completed several studies in that area,” he confided.

Dr. Delaney is a graduate of Memorial’s Faculty of Education (B. Ed., ’74; M. Ed ’91) and the University of Alberta (PhD ’95). He has been a high school teacher and principal, nd executive director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Co-operatives. In addition to his two books, he has published several journal articles in Prism, The Morning Watch, Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, and more.