ERIC Number: ED250267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Spare the Rod: Due Process re School Discipline. Second Edition. A Student's Lesson Plan [and] A Teacher's Lesson Plan [and] A Lawyer's Lesson Plan.
Howard, Estelle; And Others
One of a series of secondary level teaching units presenting case studies with pro and con analyses of particular legal problems, the document presents a student's lesson plan, a teacher's lesson plan, and a lawyer's lesson plan designed to expose students to the concept of procedural due process with particular reference to the Supreme Court's decision concerning due process requirements in the context of school discipline. Although similar in content, the student and teacher lesson plans are presented separately to facilitate individual or small group work by students and to provide teachers with additional background information. Prior to a lawyer's visit to the classroom, students participate in a mini-role simulation entitled "Suspension." Students then discuss legal statutes concerning suspension, expulsion, and corporal punishment and role play a series of case studies. The lawyer's lesson plan centers around procedural due process requirements in the case, "Goss versus Lopez" and includes thought provoking questions and discussion concerning resolution of the dispute and other related case studies. (LH)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Conflict Resolution, Court Litigation, Discipline, Discipline Policy, Due Process, Educational Legislation, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Legal Problems, Lesson Plans, Public Schools, Role Playing, School Law, Secondary Education, Simulation, Student Rights, Units of Study
Constitutional Rights Foundation, 1510 Cotner Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025 ($4.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers: Goss v Lopez; Law Related Education
Note: For similar lesson plans on different legal issues, see SO 016 038-046.