ERIC Number: ED375044
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools: An LRE Laboratory. Technical Assistance Bulletin, No. 11.
Perry, George S., Jr.
This bulletin describes the success of a partnership between the National Training and Dissemination Program (NTDP) and the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (Tennessee). Beginning in October, 1992, the NTDP provided Nashville with technical, staff, and financial assistance as well as law-related education (LRE) resources. Nashville schools cooperated in developing a pilot program for one of the district's 11 kindergarten through grade 12 clusters. The five-step strategy that the NTDP followed in implementing the program, a strategy that begins with needs assessment, is outlined. After formulating a mission statement and goals intended to fulfill the needs of the school district, the development team designed curriculum guidelines. To promote faculty training, a key to the project's success, the district encouraged teachers to schedule LRE staff development sessions to fulfill their annual staff development requirement. The training sessions involved teachers, administrators, parents, and community leaders. In the belief that community involvement is an essential element of LRE, the development team initiated several outreach efforts. Attorneys were encouraged to visit their assigned schools and meet students informally. The article concludes with suggestions for interested readers to develop their own LRE programs. (JD)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Law Related Education, Public Schools, Social Studies, Teacher Education
American Bar Association, Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship, 541 North Fairbanks Court, Chicago, IL 60611-3314.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.