• Comparative Education Law. Rights & Obligations of Teachers in United States & Malaysia

Lambert Academic Publishing
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(Dr Mohamed Ishak Abdul Hamid, Ph.D, M.Ed, LL.B (Hons) IIUM, B.A (Hons) Calgary (Canada), Cert. Ed. (NUS), IATCA (Australia), IEMA (UK), is a management consultant and a law lecturer at the Multimedia University and a visiting lecturer at the Institute of Education and Centre for Continuing Education, International Islamic University Malaysia)


The laws of education safeguard teachers’ rights and obligations. Its sources are from the education legislations, contract law, torts, administrative and constitutional law, criminal law, employment law and human rights law. These laws govern the professional conduct of educators, administrators and educational institutions, established national systems of education and legalization of education across nations. A comparative analysis of law of education of United States and Malaysia from the common law, civil law and Islamic law perspectives would enlighten educators and administrators on their educational practices and how to handle diverse legal issues affecting them. Knowledge of the laws of education is highly recommended to teachers, principals, administrators and educational institutions for it enhances professionalism, quality assurance and educational governance in teaching and learning.

MATERIAS: Contact (Law), legalization of education, national educational system, educational institutions, constitutional law, Criminal law, Torts, Shariah, Human rights, Constitution of the United States, Federal Constitution of Malaysia, teachers' rights and obligations, comparative education law