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Encyclopedia of Education Law

Encyclopedia of Education Law by Charles J. Russo
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"A welcome addition to any public or academic library, this set would also be of use in a law library where educational law might need to be explored and reviewed at a more basic level than other legal texts."
Sara Rofofsky Marcus, Queensborough Community Coll., Bayside, NY

"Smaller educational legal summaries exist, and a couple of texts deal with Supreme Court cases about education, but this set provides a unique combination of general educational legal issues and case-specific information. It should be a welcome addition to academic and large public libraries. Also available as an ebook."

The Encyclopedia of Education Law is a compendium of information drawn from the various dimensions of education law that tells its story from a variety of perspectives. The entries cover a number of essential topics, including the following:

Key cases in education law, including both case summaries and topical overviews

Constitutional issues

Key concepts, theories, and legal principles

Key statutes

Treaties (e.g., the Universal Declaration on Human Rights)

Curricular issues

Educational equity


Rights of students and teachers




In addition to these broad categories, anchor essays by leading experts in education law provide more detailed examination of selected topics. The Encyclopedia also includes selections from key legal documents such as the Constitution and federal statutes that serve as the primary sources for research on education law. At the same time, since education law is a component in a much larger legal system, the Encyclopedia includes entries on the historical development of the law that impact on its subject matter. Such a broadened perspective places education law in its proper context in the U.S. legal system.
SAGE Publications; June 2008
1073 pages; ISBN 9781452265902
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Title: Encyclopedia of Education Law
Author: Charles J. Russo
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