Student Privacy Question

Discussion in 'General Education' started by elysiansmiles, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. elysiansmiles

    elysiansmiles Rookie

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    Oct 25, 2009

    Hi,
    I am currently considering leaving my teaching position and applying to law school. As I am writing my law school essay, I wanted to discuss an incident that happened in my classroom concerning my involvement with a special education student and some legal issues surrounding it. It is really a good example of my navigation of and aptitude for the law, but I don't want to include anything that would violate student privacy rights or would otherwise be tactless. Is it all right to discuss the situation at all? I would not use any kind of name, I wouldn't mention the disability, and I am trying to be as vague as possible while still getting my point across. I do want to discuss how I handled the situation because I think it will strengthen my application. Can anyone see anything wrong with discussing it?

    (I suppose a similar question would arise if you wanted to discuss situations with past students at a future job interview for teaching as well. Does anyone see that situation as different?)
     
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  3. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    I think it would be fine to discuss the student and situation as long as you don't provide any information which would make it possible to identify the student.
     
  4. blindteacher

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    I think that so long as you don't include any real names and change any identifying details, you should be all right.
     

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