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ERIC Number: ED146067
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jul-30
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Final Evaluation Report of Teacher Training Projects Sponsored by Law in a Changing Society.
Denton, Jon J.; Kracht, James B.
The report is an assessment of law-focused education projects located in selected cities in Texas during the 1975-76 academic year. The projects were undertaken to positively affect the attitudes and understanding of students toward the role of law in today's society and the influences of law on crime and corruption. Teacher training programs and student-oriented instructional materials were provided in Houston, Midland-Odessa, and other areas under the direction of North Texas State University. The evaluation design included cognitive and attitude pre- and posttests for teachers in the training programs, and cognitive and attitude measures for students in civics, American history, and social studies classes. The main body of the report documents responses to ten major evaluation questions. Findings indicated that teacher training programs were effective in increasing teachers' knowledge of the law and their repertoire of instructional techniques, and that pupils of teachers who utilized the law-focused instructional materials demonstrated greater knowledge of the law than pupils of teachers who did not have access to such materials. (Author/AV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Texas