Aed 200/Students Rights and Teacher Responsiblities

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Student Rights and Teacher Responsibilities

Student Rights and Teacher Responsibilities
The rights of students and the responsibilities of a teacher affect each other, and both are of equal importance. On school field trips, students’ rights and teachers’ responsibilities directly come into play. Teachers are responsible for the safety of his or her students on a field trip but not completely. According to Associated Content (2011), “Teachers can be held liable for a student’s welfare if “foreseeability of such harm” exists” (para. 2). If a student is harmed because the teacher was unable to foresee the threat, then the teacher can be held accountable. Also if a student is harmed because the teacher failed to pay attention to entire class, the teacher can be held accountable. A teacher’s responsibilities influence students’ rights because a students’ rights must be limited to maintain student safety on a field trip. One example may be implementation of a dress code specifically for field trips. A teacher may require all students wear red shirts. This would help the teacher keep all students together. A student may feel like the teacher is violating his or her rights to wear what he or she chooses; however, the teacher is simply exercising caution. This is the responsibility of a teacher. As a teacher, I will have many responsibilities. One responsibility is that I should seek to achieve the highest standards in my work. The status of my profession depends directly on teachers. I will have a responsibility to follow a code of ethics and code of conduct. Students must follow these codes, and as an educator, I will also. Another responsibility I will have as a teacher is to ensure the safety of my students. I will have many other responsibilities above and beyond those mentioned. Like responsibilities, I will also have rights as a teacher. I will have the right to exercise all civil rights enjoyed by other citizens. As a teacher, I will have the right to be...
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