ERIC Number: ED209144
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Building Bridges to the Law: How to Make Lawyers, Judges, Police, and Other Members of the Community a Part of Your Law-Related Education Program.
White, Charles, Ed.
This book will help elementary and secondary teachers make community involvement part of their legal education program. The authors believe that the active involvement of lawyers, police and probation officers, judges, and others from the community is an excellent way of making legal education real to students. There are five major sections to the book. The first section provides rationales for education through community involvement and discusses ways to evaluate experiential learning programs. The next section discusses how to activate students in the community, how to get the community involved, and how to set up state networks for community resources. The third section, the largest section of the book, describes successful projects from around the country at the secondary level. For example, in Philadelphia teachers use the courts and city government to teach students about rights. Other projects described include police school liaison programs in Wichita, Kansas, and in Denver, Colorado; mock trial tournaments in New York; using law students in the classroom; and having criminal justice professionals visit the classroom. The fourth section focuses on community involvement in legal education at the elementary level. The last section presents some tips on evaluating community-based programs. Included are sample evaluation instruments. The book concludes with an annotated listing of articles, books, and audiovisual aids. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Legal Education, Police, Police School Relationship, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Resource Materials, School Community Programs
American Bar Association, 1155 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.
Note: Some pages may not reproduce clearly from EDRS in paper copy or microfiche due to small and light print type. Also sponsored by the M.D. Anderson Foundation, Houston, TX.