ERIC Number: ED098134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Law-Related Education Competencies.
Schell, Robert L.
In 1973, Pennsylvania Secretary of Education John C. Pittenger declared legal education a curriculum priority of the Department of Education. A major component of this curriculum development was the formation of the goals of legal education. The goals were formulated in terms of student competencies. This publication lists these competencies, which give direction in the teaching of law-related education at the primary, intermediate, and secondary levels. The publication's four major sections include a list of concepts that students will have achieved at the end of the 12th grade and subcompetencies to be developed at the primary, intermediate, and secondary levels. Each of the four sections is organized into three categories: (1) Groups Establish Certain Acceptable Behavior, which focuses on the need for rules to protect both the individual and society: (2) Groups Differentiate Between Acceptable and Unacceptable Behavior, which relates to the varied types of unacceptable and illegal behavior, and legitimate authority; and (3) Groups React in Varied Ways to Acceptable and Unacceptable Behavior, which emphasizes enforcement and correction. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Curriculum Services.