ERIC Number: ED178386
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Consuming Educational Services: A Curriculum Module for Eleventh Grade Students in the State of New York.
Fischer, Louis; Schimmel, David
The document presents a curriculum module designed to help 11th grade students become intelligent consumers of educational services by focusing on relevant contemporary legal developments. The major goal is to promote students' awareness and understanding of their role as consumers of educational services, their rights and obligations, legal aspects, and ways of influencing educational decisions. Three general topics are treated using hypothetical and actual cases: 1) the right to education and the responsibility to go to school, 2) student constitutional rights relating to freedom of expression, due process, and unauthorized search and seizure, and 3) student and parent involvement in educational decision making. Discussion questions are included in the material for each topic. Time allocation suggested is five days; each day's work is outlined suggesting instructional objectives, general teaching strategies, and needed preparation and homework. Tests include a 20-question opinion pretest and a 20-question multiple choice unit test. Appendices list Constitutional amendments most relevant to students, excerpts from "Educational Law Manual" published by the New York Statewide Youth Advocacy Project, excerpts from actual court cases, three hypothetical cases, a section on employment and drop-out procedures, issues and court comments for teachers to use with advanced students, bibliographies of student and teacher resources, and pretest and unit test answers. (CK)
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Court Litigation, Curriculum Guides, Due Process, Educational Objectives, Freedom of Speech, Grade 11, High School Students, Legal Education, Parent Participation, Policy Formation, Search and Seizure, Secondary Education, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, Student Participation, Student Responsibility, Student Rights, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Queens Coll. New Careers Training Lab.
Identifiers - Location: New York