ERIC Number: ED402218
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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South Dakota First through Fifth Grade Teachers' Perceptions of Law-Related Education.
Feinstein, Sherry; Wood, Robert W.
Analyzing teachers' perceptions of law-related education in grades 1-5 in South Dakota on the basis of a sample group of 310 teachers, this study concludes that while teachers value law-related education, significant impediments to successful programs exist. The paper examines law-related education implementation methods, perceptions of impact of on students, background experience of teachers, and instructional needs. The study recommends the following provisions: (1) additional materials and strategies relating to law-related education; (2) pre-service and in-service training for teachers; (3) meaningful research in law-related education; (4) educational guidelines emphasizing law-related education at the school district and state level; (5) an intellectual commitment to the subject matter and financial support by policymakers; and (6) creation of a central clearinghouse to act as a general facilitator of law-related materials in South Dakota. (TSV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: South Dakota