ERIC Number: ED146065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Handbook of Legal Education Resources.
Turner, Mary Jane, Comp.
This handbook contains analyses of 88 elementary and secondary legal education materials and includes many lawyers' critiques. It is intended to help teachers identify and select law instruction curricula which will most effectively meet the needs of students. The materials analyzed are listed alphabetically by title and include multimedia, student textbooks, teacher resource materials, and games and simulations. The authors have developed a taxonomy which organizes legal education materials according to their objectives into six categories: (1) role of law in society, (2) concepts related to law, (3) constitutional law and civil rights, (4) criminal law and the criminal justice system, (5) contemporary issues, and (6) substantive law. Each piece of material is tagged by category to aid teachers in the selection process. The individual analyses of the materials contain hard data about the publisher, author or developer, publication date, grade level, and cost. The rationale and objectives for each program, intended user characteristics, time necessary for implementation, major teaching/learning strategy, and content focus are also included. The handbook also contains a section on related resources in the ERIC system. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Concept Teaching, Constitutional Law, Content Analysis, Criminal Law, Curriculum, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Laws, Legal Education, Media Selection, Textbook Content, Textbook Selection
Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302 ($7.00, Order SSEC Publication Number 209, paperbound)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.