ERIC Number: ED317465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Law-Related Education in University Classrooms: Examples of Ways Professors in the California State Universities Have Incorporated Law-Related Education Content, Material, and Methods into Their Classroom Teaching.
California State Univ., San Bernardino.
Over 50 professors in the California State University (CSU) system provided testimonies concerning the ways they have introduced law-related education concepts, materials, and methods into their courses, especially those classes in which future teachers are present. Incorporation of law-related education (LRE) in the various stages of the teacher preparation curriculum within the CSU system is the major goal of the Civic Education Enhancement Project. The statements are each two pages long and include (1) an abstract, (2) a statement of the course objectives and how some aspect of LRE fits logically within the course structure, (3) a review of the way(s) students actively participated in the lesson or unit of study, (4) a description of tasks assigned by the professor to enable students to demonstrate their application of LRE content, and (5) a summary of evaluations of the modification conducted by the professor and/or the students based on observations, comments, ratings, and inventories. The statements are presented in three groups representing the academic fields of education, humanities, and social sciences. A few of the topics covered are (1) free speech in schools, (2) computer ethics, (3) legal rights and responsibilities of teachers, (4) teaching the U.S. Constitution, (5) juvenile justice, and (6) religious conviction and personal values versus public education. (JB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., San Bernardino.