ERIC Number: ED288767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Police/School Liaison Project: 1985-86. End-of-Year Report. OEA Evaluation Report.
Mei, Dolores M.; And Others
This document is an assessment of the effectiveness of the Policy/School Liaison Program (PSLP), which began in 1982. PSLP offered 11th and 12th graders a one-semester, law-related education course. The 1985-86 PSLP was designed to expand the program and to develop materials necessary to expedite program institutionalization. A curriculum manual and a videotape for classroom use was developed in July, 1986. The report consists of four chapters. Chapter one contains program background and scope of the evaluation. Chapter two is a description of program implementation. Chapter three is an analysis of student outcomes for the attitude survey and criminal justice examination. Chapter four contains conclusions and recommendations. The findings indicate that the program met its objectives of establishing partnerships with educational agencies; training teachers and police officers in course content, methods, and materials; and developing curriculum materials, but did not meet its objective of improving student attitudes toward the legal system. Recommendations include: (1) prioritizing course requirements; and (2) using a control group of non-program students to assess change in student attitudes. Appended is an item analysis of the PSLP Attitude Survey and Criminal Justice Examination. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Office of Educational Assessment.