ERIC Number: ED236447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Juvenile Law: Decisions and Alternatives. Adolescent Decisions Curriculum.
Brion-Meisels, Steven; And Others
This teacher's manual is one volume of a six volume curriculum for the secondary level, designed to provide a systematic, group-oriented approach to decision-making in areas crucial to adolescent development: work, drug (substance) use and abuse, sexuality and social relationships, people and government, and juvenile law. The major goals of the curriculum are described, i.e., to provide basic information about rights, and how the court works; to increase student awareness of the role of juvenile law in their lives; and to provide practice in the five core skills (social perspective taking, alternative and consequential thinking, communication, and evaluation); and to provide practice in making decisions about law related issues. The 14 lessons cover laws and crimes, decision-making steps, due process rights, juvenile courts and laws, jobs in juvenile courts, and dealing with problems. The format for the lessons consists of teacher introduction, student worksheet, case studies, opinion polls and debates, and class evaluations. A final student assessment and course evaluation are also included. (BL)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Antisocial Behavior, Civics, Court Litigation, Crime, Decision Making Skills, Delinquency, Due Process, Interpersonal Competence, Juvenile Courts, Learning Modules, Legal Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Teaching Guides, Youth Problems
Adolescent Issues Project, Judge Baker Guidance Center, 295 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Judge Baker Guidance Center, Boston, MA.
Note: For related documents, see CG 016 992-997.