ERIC Number: ED344793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Police-School Partnerships. Bar/School Partnership Programs Series.
Law-related education's (LRE) use of community resources in general, and law enforcement professionals in particular, is what brings the law to life in the classroom. This handbook offers practical ideas for establishing partnerships to improve the quality of LRE in the classroom. Involving police and law enforcement officers in the classroom offers several benefits: (1) the complex role of law enforcement in the community is demonstrated; (2) students develop an understanding of the concept of justice; and (3) a complete and realistic picture of police officers, including the human component, is presented. Three models are discussed. In the integrated model, the teacher designs the lesson and incorporates the officer. In the autonomous model, the resource person takes sole responsibility for the development and implementation of an entire unit. The on-site model gives students a realistic view of the daily challenges presented to people who choose law enforcement careers. Procedures for conducting field trips and for role playing are provided. Previsit strategies and suggestions for the resource person are offered. Six examples of other materials available dealing with the involvement of law enforcement resources in the classroom are provided. (JB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Community Resources, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Trips, Guides, Human Resources, Law Enforcement, Law Related Education, Learning Activities, Police, Police School Relationship, Social Studies
American Bar Association, 750 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60611 (Order No. 497-0006, $1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Law-Related Education.
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.