ERIC Number: ED249117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Guide to Teaching Citizenship/Law-Related Education High School Courses. Youth and the Law (Junior High School) [and] Criminal and Civil Law (Senior High School).
Beckett, Ernest; Miller, Mary Bruce
Course outlines, evaluation instruments, and background information to help teachers implement two legal education courses, one for junior and one for senior high school, are provided. The junior high course, "Youth and the Law," introduces basic legal terminology and criminal and civil processes, giving special attention to the concepts of authority and responsibility. The senior high course, "Criminal and Civil Law," also deals with the criminal and civil legal processes, but emphasizes the concepts of justice and privacy. Information provided for each course outline includes objectives; a course description; listings of instructional materials and educational television programs; and an implementation chart which outlines student objectives, skills, and attitudes with course content and instructional resources. Pre- and post-test evaluation instruments are included for each course. Also included in the guide are a rationale for the courses, the findings of a national evaluation project in law-related education, and discussions of six critical features of a properly implemented law education program and the capacity of legal education to reduce delinquency. (RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Long Beach Unified School District, CA.