ERIC Number: ED242731
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Elementary Law-Related Education Program: 1981-82 Evaluation Report.
Chambers, Barbara A.
The Cleveland School District developed the Elementary Law-Related Education Program (ELRE) for students in grades three to six. The plan was designed to educate students in citizenship, the law, and the courts. It was implemented in the 1981-82 school year. The aims of the project were to develop student knowledge and attitude evaluation instruments, and to measure the impact of the program on students. A 30-item multiple choice test of knowledge and a 15-item attitude survey were developed for each ELRE Resource Guide unit. The units were Rules and Responsibilities, Origins of Law, Law and Influence in America, and the Court System. This evaluation report determined that the ELRE Program has succeeded in attaining virtually all of the objectives proposed. Recommendations are made to refine the program. The appendices include the instruments developed to measure knowledge and attitude of students at each grade level, as well as teacher workshop ratings. Summaries of analysis of covariance for knowledge tests and attitude surveys are also included. (DWH)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cleveland Foundation, OH.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cleveland Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Research, Development and Evaluation.