ERIC Number: ED381473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Is Citizenship Education Here To Stay? Self-Evaluations of State Law-Related Education Programs.
CRADLE: Center for Research and Development in Law-Related Education, Winston-Salem, NC.
The self-evaluations summarized in this booklet were prepared by 50 different law-related education (LRE) programs throughout the United States in the spring of 1994. The purpose of the self-evaluation process was to assess the progress of the states towards institutionalization of citizenship education and LRE. The evaluations concluded that LRE was institutionalized in 14 states, meaning that it has become a permanent fixture of the states' educational program. The majority of states regularly hold annual institutes or conferences and inservice programs in LRE. The evaluations indicated that the most common LRE student activities were mock trial competitions, the "We the People" competition, peer mediation, and law students as teachers. The largest funders for LRE were the federal government, state governments, and state bar associations with additional assistance from foundations, corporations, and colleges. State directors of LRE programs were employed full time in 26 states, at least half time in 8, and less than half time in 12. Two states had no director and two did not respond to the survey. The names and address of evaluation participants are provided. (JD)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Research, Law Related Education, Peer Mediation, Secondary Education, Social Studies
Center for Research and Development in Law-Related Education, Wake Forest University School of Law, 2714 Henning Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27106.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: CRADLE: Center for Research and Development in Law-Related Education, Winston-Salem, NC.
Identifiers: Mock Trials; Teacher Lawyer Cooperation; We the People Competition