ERIC Number: ED113844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Legal Literacy and Teacher Education: A Case Approach to the Rights of Teachers and Students.
Fischer, Louis; Schimmel, David
The speakers describe how they have reorganized an introductory education class so that one of its goals is the heightened legal literacy of beginning teachers. The two courses that most readily lend themselves to this restructuring are commonly known as "Introduction to Education" and "Social Foundations of Education." This approach seeks to introduce cases related to the constitutional rights of public school teachers and students. All the cases arise from the ongoing activities of schooling in America. They represent real problems and capture the students' interest. The cases are used as springboards for study of the diversity of the American culture, particularly those aspects that relate directly to schools and education. Included is an outline illustrating the dovetailing of some important legal materials with material commonly found in a social foundations course. The course outline has seven topical headings: cultural diversity and the schools, freedom of expression, private life and personal appearance, patriotism and freedom of association, professionalism, due process for teachers and students, and education and equality. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Legal Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Role
Available only as part of complete document, see EA 007 648
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: Chapter 11 of EA 007 648