ERIC Number: ED260157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Mentor 1983-84. Evaluation Section Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Mentor, a law-related program sponsored by the Federal Bar Council, New York Alliance for the Public Schools and the New York City Public Schools, completed its second year of operation in 1983-84. This evaluation report focuses on the 1983-84 program expansion implemented in spring 1983. Mentor consists of a series of one-day activity sessions and includes visits to state and federal courts and several supplementary activities such as mock-trial competitions. Each of the 22 junior and senior high schools participating in the program was paired with a New York City general practice law firm or a legal department. Evaluation findings indicate that participating students' knowledge of and attitude towards the law improved during the course of the program. Teachers found the newly developed Mentor manual helpful and the training sessions worthwhile. Attorneys applauded the school system's effort to provide students with a realistic view of the legal profession. For the future it is recommended that (1) schools and law firms be paired early enough to allow for more program preparation, (2) a greater number of less academically prepared students be included, and (3) the feasibility of extending the program to a full year be explored. (RDN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)