ERIC Number: ED332881
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Bar Associations Share Their Tips for Working with the Schools. Technical Assistance Bulletin No. 1.
Bar foundations and bar association staff members involved in law-related education (LRE) have taken a number of different approaches to working with school districts, boards of education, teachers, and administrators. This bulletin looks at three of the approaches. One approach is networking with schools and enthusiastic resource people who can be counted on to maintain a high level of interest in the program. Examples are drawn from seven states where this approach is used: Michigan, Arizona, New York, Missouri, Kansas, Texas, and Washington. A second approach is building upon a strong teacher or groups of teachers who can be counted on to breathe life into a new program and eventually become trainers of other teachers. Examples of this approach are taken from three states: Idaho, North Dakota, and South Carolina. The final method is that followed in Alaska where the geographic area is large and the population small. Sub-committees were set up in each area of the state to see that LRE programs were implemented in the districts. A state steering committee and the Anchorage and the Alaska Bar Associations served as the coordinators. The examples indicate a variety of ways in which LRE programs can be implemented and maintained. (JB)
Descriptors: Community Resources, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Human Resources, Law Related Education, Models, Networks, School Community Relationship, Social Studies
American Bar Association, Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship, 750 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60611 (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.