All educators face the possibility that they may be sued for negligence or malpractice. Courts have determined that special educators and early childhood educators must conduct their classes and supervise their children with special care, which means that these educators are more vulnerable. Basic definitions and concepts in educational liability are presented in this article, as well as descriptions of the conditions under which early childhood special educators may be held liable for physical, educational, or psychological injury of students. Litigation is discussed. Finally, preventive measures are enumerated and legal defenses are considered.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health