Inspiring the Future: The New Teacher's Guide to the Law, Second Edition
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-8042-3
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: Approximately 400 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2017-07-27
Publisher: Carswell
Price: $124.00

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Inspiring the Future: A New Teacher's Guide to the Law is a complete and up to date resource dealing with all aspects of the law as it relates to the field of education. It is intended for all new teachers and professionals involved in the teaching profession, either as administrators, educators or legal counsel to elementary or secondary boards or parents with children in the school system. In particular, the book provides materials and insight aimed primarily at enhancing issue-spotting skills, so teachers can more readily determine when to seek legal guidance. Authored by two leading experts in the field of childhood education and education law, the book covers such current topics as harassment (both by students and teachers), bullying, cyber-bulling and the increased use of social media by students, the teacher's position of trust in relation to students, professionalism and off-duty behaviour of teachers, tort and negligence principles as they apply in the educational setting, dress codes and the accommodation of ethno-cultural attire, and many other topics. The book includes useful and relevant legislative and policy statement appendices as well as a detailed analytical index.
About the Author

Nick J Scarfo, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Dr. Scarfo earned his doctorate at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education at the University of Toronto where he is the Chair of Admissions for the Master of Teaching degree program. He has taught courses in law and ethics at OISE since 2002 as well as the Principal Qualification Program and he has presented at numerous international conferences on educational law and e-learning. Most recently he presented at the International Conference on Education in Greece and in Hawaii and at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) in Rome Italy. He is currently researching the legal and ethical impact of critical incidents on beginning teachers. 

Marvin A. Zuker was appointed a Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice in 1978.  He retired in December 2016.  He is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Osgoode Hall Law School and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.  He holds the rank of Associate Professor at OISE/UT where he has taught Education Law since 1982.


Mr. Zuker is the author and co-author of several books, including Canadian Women and the Law and The Law is Not for Women, co-authored with June Callwood; Ontario Small Claims Court Practice (published since 1981 to the present); Education Law, co-authored with Anthony Brown (4th edition 2007); Consulting Editor, Sexual Misconduct in Education: Prevention, Reporting and Discipline with Grant Bowers and Rena Knox (2d. ed. 2006); and Children’s Law Handbook, Zuker and Kerwin(3rd ed. 2015).  He lectures frequently on a number of education law issues and serves on the Editorial Board of the “Education and Law Journal,” the “Australia and New Zealand Journal of Law and Education,” and “Risk Management in Canadian Education.” He is the co-author of An Educator’s Guide to the Law and the Ontario College of Teachers, published by Canada Law Book in 2013.

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