As a 21st century educational professional, you will often face the challenges of a highly litigious and well-regulated society. To successfully lead your organization through these challenges, you must do more than simply acknowledge or respond to legal issues. You will be expected to collaborate with the education community and engage in strategic planning to mitigate risks and prepare for future issues that could impact your discipline or organization. This assignment will challenge you to identify one such issue and to develop a strategic report that addresses various factors related to the expanding legal issue.
Note: Your goal with this assignment is not to predict future legal trends. However, you should be able to identify current legal issues in your discipline that have the potential to advance in scope and scale in the years to come.
Identify a contemporary issue in education with substantial legal implications that you expect to advance in both scope and scale within the next 3-5 years.
Develop a 1,500- to 2.000-word strategic report to address the legal implications of the selected issue on your organization or discipline. Your report must include the following sections:
Standard Introduction Issue Description Describe the current issue, its origins, and relevant context. Impact Analysis Analyze the issue’s potential impact on your organization or discipline. Legal Analysis Analyze the issue’s current legal implications on the educational entity, its staff. and/or its learners. Strategic Recommendations Propose a minimum of two strategic recommendations, supported by empirical, peer-reviewed evidence, to help mitigate the negative educational impact of the contemporary issue on your organization or discipline. Evaluate the potential implementation challenges and propose strategies for managing those challenges. Analyze the ability of the strategic recommendations to reduce the potential liability of the institution and its constituents. Standard Conclusion
The structuralist perspective of society is “the view that there are social structures that shape how individuals think and act” (Lecture #1, 8/7/18). It is considered a “top-down view” in which society exists outside the mind of the individual, who is a passive entity dictated by the social structure in which he/she lives in. Social control enforces both written (such as laws and contracts) and unwritten rules (also known as social norms, such as etiquette), maintaining order and the current social structure. In South Korea, where an individual’s image is an overwhelmingly important aspect of the public and private spheres, one of the most pervasive and impactful methods of social control are those such as “persuasion, ridicule, gossip, opprobrium, and ostracism” (Berger 1963, pg. 73) though it can be argued that economic pressures are closely linked to physical appearance, considering the consideration of one’s appearance when applying for prospective jobs. Social norms in South Korea revolving around appearance also add to a beauty-obsessed society. Whereas in America the phrase “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything nice at all” continues to be an important theme of polite mannerisms, Koreans often comment on each other’s facial and physical “deficiencies”. One journalist writes, “Remarks from relatives, such as ‘You would be a lot prettier if you just had your jaw tapered,’ are considered no more insulting than ‘You’d get a lot more for your apartment if you redid the kitchen’” (Marx 2015). Professor Valerie Gelezeau of EHASS in Paris observes that this action is “not considered impolite; on the contrary, it is a duty that must be performed to help the friend in question to do something to improve his/her physical appearance” (Gelezeau 2015). APPLICATION OF PERSPECTIVE TO TOPIC South Korea is known for its highly rigorous educational standards, with students in high school studying for an average of 13 hours per day in hopes of scoring well on the CSAT, a nationally standardized exam administered once-a-year that could land you admission into one of the prestigious SKY (Seoul University, Korea University, Yonsei University) universities. Competition between students in school is especially intensive due to an education system along with cultural norms that promotes a ranking system, and students consequently growing up comparing themselves to their peers. How does this culture of competition within the education system relate to South Korea’s obsession for beauty? This rigorous and cut-throat system has led to a society that boasts a 98% high school graduation rate and “the highest percentage of 25-34-year-olds with tertiary education at 70%” (OECD 2018). With so many motivated college graduates seeking for a limited number of college de>GET ANSWER