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ERIC Number: EJ1149601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2327-3585
Towards "Law Education for All": Teaching School Students about the Law in Australia and Pakistan
Vlaardingerbroek, Barend; Traikovski, Louie; Hussain, Irshad
Journal of International Social Studies, v4 n2 p109-117 2014
Law-related topics arise in the school curricula of both developed and developing countries. Civics/citizenship education and social studies tend to be the curricular mediums into which law topics are inserted. This paper details law education at school level in Australia (State of Victoria) and Pakistan. The main challenge facing the law-education-for-all project in the context of schooling is the competence of teachers entrusted to teach children and adolescents about the law, particularly with reference to their own background knowledge. There are roles for curriculum developers, government ministries, pre-service and in-service teacher education providers, and professional associations to play for the ideal to be turned into reality.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Pakistan
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