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ERIC Number: ED221422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Pages: 74
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The Law-Focused Education Movement.
Canipe, Sharon W.
The history, rationale, strategies, and issues concerning legal education are discussed in six chapters. Chapter 1 outlines the history of citizenship education and identifies three divergent trends which result from the values of a democratic political community, the values of a segmented pluralistic society, and the pressures of worldwide modernization. Chapter 2 discusses the increased emphasis on law in the social studies curriculum and compares legal education to citizenship education. Chapter 3 analyzes two reasons for the current focus on legal education: the crisis of lawlessness in society and the crisis of dullness in traditional citizenship education. Chapter 4 identifies some law-focused projects, including the Law in American Society Foundation, the Constitutional Rights Foundation, the Street Law Project, and several statewide programs. Chapter 5 advocates using certain strategies and teaching methods, such as teaching about basic legal concepts (fairness, honesty, etc.); improving teaching about fundamental concepts of American law; developing an appreciation of the scope of the law; and investigating what legal institutions are really like. Chapter 6 categorizes issues concerning legal education into goals, what to teach, when to teach, the role of lawyers, and funding. An appendix lists materials for law-related programs according to type, content, and grade level. (KC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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