ERIC Number: ED160506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Law-Related Education: Trends and Development.
Miller, Rosemary V.; Darnley, Susan M.
The report analyzes law-related education programs and materials developed during the period 1968-78. Specifically, it examines program motivations, assumptions, project development, and the relationship of law-related education to civic education. Law-related education is seen to include the study of the role of law in society, the legal processes, and the legal system. Three hypotheses form the framework for the report. The first hypothesis is that motivation for law-related and civic education arises from the belief that anti-social behavior of Americans is due, at least in part, to ineffectual educational programs. The second hypothesis is that the philosophical basis of any law-related education project will influence the behavior students exhibit as a result of participating in the course or project. The third hypothesis is that the motivation and philosophical basis of program developers will be reflected in the instructional materials. The following materials, selected from among approximately 300 projects, were examined in light of the hypotheses: "Justice in America Series," Law in America Society Foundation, 1970; "Bill of Rights Newsletter" and "Living Law," Constitutional Rights Foundation, 1973 and 1978; "Justice and Order Through Law" and "American Legal System," Cornell Law Project, 1974; "Street Law," National Street Law Institute, 1975; and "Law in a Free Society," Law in a Free Society, 1974-76. Findings did not support the first two hypotheses but did support the third hypothesis. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Citizenship, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Legal Education, Literature Reviews, Program Descriptions, Program Development, State of the Art Reviews, Student Participation
Miller/Darnley, South River High School, 201 Central Avenue, East, Edgewater, Maryland 21037 ($3.00, limited supply)
Publication Type: Books
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Note: Not available in hard copy from EDRS due to poor reproducibility of original document