STUDY GUIDE—CHAPTER 8: WHAT ARE THE ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES FACING TEACHERS? Completing this study guide will help you prepare for the major topic areas on an exam; however, it does not cover every piece of information found in the chapter or the test questions. 1. Explain the difference between “the law” and ethics. 2. What are the six characteristics of ethical teaching? 3. Define the following terms: a. Due process b. Tenure c. Liability d. Academic freedom e. Corporal punishment f. Probable cause g. Sexual harassment 4. What does the Buckley Amendment establish? 5. How do a school administrator’s search and seizure rights differ from those of a law enforcement officer? 6. What guidelines would you give to a new teacher based on recent Supreme Court rulings on teachers’ rights regarding personal appearance, right to free speech, and personal sexual behavior? 7. What are a licensed teacher’s responsibilities regarding the reporting of child abuse? 8. Briefly summarize copyright provisions for print, video, and software resources. 9. Describe the three guidelines teachers should keep in mind when dealing with student behavior that might lead to suspension or expulsion. 10. Describe three or four basic guidelines for the interface between religion and education. 11. Give examples of how students’ rights may be abridged by their status as students.