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ERIC Number: ED180085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Mandate for Change: The Impact of Law on Educational Innovation.
Henning, Joel F.; And Others
This report focuses on a study of law-related education in high school social studies programs in five states--California, Georgia, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Teachers and administrators from 78 high schools were interviewed. Part 1 of the report explains law-related education and deals with respondents' reports of the status of law-related education in the five states. It includes courses offered, methods and materials used, and goals of educators. Part 2 investigates how law-related education became part of the curriculum in these five states. It includes information on such areas as relevant laws and regulations dealing with social studies, the effect of curriculum mandates, and other factors affecting the introduction of law-related education. Part 3 focuses on the"hidden curriculum," or the implicit messages in citizenship and law-related education conveyed by schooling. Part 4 summarizes conclusions with an emphasis on how state law influences law-related education. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Legal Education, Program Development, School Law, Social Studies, State Legislation, State Standards, Surveys
American Bar Association, 1155 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637 ($9.95)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; American Bar Association, Washington, DC.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
Identifiers: California; Georgia; Illinois; Pennsylvania; Texas