ERIC Number: ED127310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Values: Law-Related Education and the Elementary School Teacher.
Naylor, David T.
In many respects, law-related education is values education because it is a vehicle for confronting vital issues, for clarifying value positions, for exploring moral and ethical reasoning, and for fostering a search for effective ways to deal with or resolve contemporary value conflicts. It is clear that many elementary and secondary school teachers are becoming increasingly aware of the need for this kind of law-related education in the schools. It is also apparent that many teachers feel they lack both sufficient substantive knowledge of the law, legal issues, and legal systems, as well as the appropriate methodology for teaching law-related issues in the classroom. This pamphlet is predicated on a belief that law-related education is eminently well-suited to and needed at the elementary school level, and is a result of a desire to aid the elementary school teacher in developing appropriate classroom materials. The lessons included are intended to serve as models to illustrate a range of approaches that can be used at the elementary school level. Techniques described are: (1) checklist; (2) open-ended statement; (3) poll; (4) continuum; (5) rank order; (6) forced choice; (7) pictures/cartoons; and (8) simulation/role play. Each sample lesson should be regarded as part of a larger unit of study, and sequenced to build upon the information, judgment, insight, and skills derived from previous lessons. (MM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Games, Educational Media, Elementary Education, Justice, Laws, Legal Education, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Values
NEA Publications, Order Department, The Academic Building, Saw Mill Road, West Haven, Connecticut 06516 (Stock No. 0708-5-00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.