Professional Ethics and Law in Education

A Canadian Guidebook

By Bruce Maxwell, Dianne Gereluk, Christopher Martin


Designed as a guide for pre-service education students and in-service teachers, Professional Ethics and Law in Education: A Canadian Guidebook provides an accessible and accurate source of information on the ethical and legal frameworks of the teaching profession while encouraging the examination of fundamental issues that underpin key debates in Canadian schooling and education.

Divided into four sections, this guidebook is grounded in the idea that teacher professionalism requires a solid understanding of the ethical and legal expectations that society has of teachers. Written for both the student and the professional, this text is an essential companion to both aspiring and active teachers. It provides clear guidance on how to navigate the complex regulatory framework of contemporary teaching while highlighting the indispensable contribution that individual judgment and shared values make to thoughtful, informed, and well-reasoned decision making in teaching, making it necessary reading for educators in Canada.


  • each chapter includes an introduction, a list of chapter objectives and highlights, and review questions
  • contains supplementary readings, additional resources, and websites for further exploration and information
  • connects theory to practice through consideration of federal and provincial legal statutes, case studies, jurisprudence, and codes of professional conduct


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