ERIC Number: ED174497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: N/A
Approaches to Political/Legal Education: An Implementation Guide for Teachers and Trainers [And] Teacher's Manual for the Law in Action Series (Grades 5-9). Revised.
Institute for Political/Legal Education, Sewall, NJ.
Two guides are presented for the development and teaching of political/legal education based on a model designed by the Institute for Political and Legal Education (IPLE) in New Jersey. IPLE has developed curriculum materials and community study projects to instruct secondary students in the political, governmental, and legal processes. One part of this document is a lengthy guide for implementation of the IPLE program. Designed for teachers and administrators, the guide carefully explains IPLE curriculum objectives; teacher, student, and community roles; classroom teaching methods (i.e., case studies, values clarification strategies, mock trials); use of the community as an outside resource; how to set up a model congress; student evaluation methods; public relations for school programs related to IPLE; teacher-training workshops; and how to write grant proposals and seek foundation support. The second part of this document is a teacher's manual for a junior-high level legal education program called "Law in Action." Designed to provide participatory learning in the principles and realities of the legal system, the program emphasizes decision-making skills, value formation, and legal knowledge. The manual outlines program content, objectives, and materials, teaching methods, use of audiovisual materials, field trips, community involvement projects, testing, teacher workshops, newsletters, and teacher resources. (AV)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Community Resources, Decision Making Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Government (Administrative Body), Legal Education, Political Attitudes, Political Issues, Productive Thinking, Program Content, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Guides, School Community Relationship, Skill Development, Student Participation, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Values
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Family Fund, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Political/Legal Education, Sewall, NJ.