ERIC Number: ED411178
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Law Magnet Programs. ERIC Digest.
Nessel, Paula A.
Explaining that interest in law magnet programs has grown substantially in the 1990s, this ERIC digest analyzes these programs on the basis of information provided by 24 mostly urban magnet schools. The digest places law magnet programs within the broader context of law-related education (LRE). The primary purpose of law magnet programs is to prepare students for citizenship, although many students choose magnet schools because they are interested in pursuing careers in law-related professions. Pointing out that these programs have been successful, the digest encourages the establishment of new law magnet programs and provides information on getting programs started. (LH)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Law Related Education, Magnet Schools, Secondary Education, Social Studies
ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, 2805 East Tenth St., Suite 120, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47408; phone: (800) 266-3815, (812) 855-3838.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.; Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for Law-Related Education, Bloomington, IN.