Publication Date

2018

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Kiracofe, Christine R., 1975-

Degree Name

Ed.D. (Doctor of Education)

Department

Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations

LCSH

Educational leadership||School management and organization

Abstract

This paper investigates the intersection of student First Amendment free speech rights and off-campus electronic speech that targets school employees. Specifically, this study researched case law involving students who were disciplined as a result of off-campus electronic speech that targeted a staff member at their school. Analysis of case law and court decisions provides insight about how courts are interpreting and applying Tinker and other foundational student speech decisions in today's era of digital communication. The paper concludes with a set of recommendations for school administrators around the topic of student electronic speech that targets school employees. By implementing some of these practices in schools, school administrators will be better positioned to prevent this type of cyberspeech from occurring and to respond to it if and when the need arises.

Comments

Advisors: Christine Kiracofe.||Committee members: Jon Crawford; Kelly Summers.||Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

146 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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