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ERIC Number: ED107672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Legal Literacy and Teacher Education: A Case Approach Based on the Rights of Teachers and Students.
Fischer, Louis; Schimmel, David
This speech, while noting the existence of law-related projects in inservice teacher education courses, stresses the need for law-related education in both preservice and inservice courses. The method for presenting law-related material in preservice education courses as described herein would not call for the introduction of new courses or units, but would require modification of two courses commonly found in departments of education: introduction to education and social foundations of education. A sample course outline is provided. Within this outline, specific cases are discussed under the following topic headings, which could be used in foundation courses: (a) cultural diversity and the schools, (b) freedom of expression, (c) private life and personal appearance, (d) patriotism and freedom of association, (e) professionalism, (f) due process for students and teachers, and (g) education and equality. Suggested classroom methods include (a) discussion of materials read, (b) visits to a university library to explore the legal reporter system, (c) discussion of hypothetical cases, (d) use of resource speakers, and (e) visits to nearby courts. (JA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Organization for Legal Problems in Education (Miami Beach, Florida, November 13-15, 1974)