ERIC Number: ED318651
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Mobilizing Community Groups for Law-Related Education. Technical Assistance Bulletin No. 3.
There are others in the community besides lawyers and police officers who can serve as useful resource persons in law-related education (LRE). Business people, representatives of civic groups, and others can offer students interesting perspectives on the law. School partnerships with civic and community groups can result in several desirable outcomes: (1) students will become aware of the many civic and professional roles crucial to the vitality of the community; (2) students will become aware of career opportunities; (3) students will interact with adults outside of the school and home; and (4) the quality of the future workforce and attitudes about the community will improve. A number of successful community school partnerships are presented. The first section shows how the business community is involved in LRE in Los Angeles, California, through one program called Business Issues in the Classroom and another called Youth Community Service. The next section looks at some cities where LRE teachers and the local media have worked together to help students develop a new appreciation of the media and its role in current events. Other organizations and groups one might want to involve in LRE are the American Lawyers Auxiliary, people and businesses in the sports world, commercial artists and publishers, public utility companies, and civic groups. Examples are given from each of these sources. (JB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Community Resources, Cooperative Programs, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Human Resources, Information Sources, Law Related Education, School Business Relationship, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Social Sciences
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.; Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Law-Related Education.
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.