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Boyer, Ernest L. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1996
Endorses the movement, popular among parents and teachers, for implementing ethical instruction in the K-12 curriculum. Discusses the needs and benefits of such instruction. Examines the question of "whose values" are to be taught, and arrives at a consensus of core values, including honesty, compassion, self-discipline, and respect.…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction
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Haynes, Charles C. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1996
Asserts that character education in the schools should be framed by the civic principles of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Paraphrases these principles as "rights, responsibilities, and respect." Addresses parental misgivings about possible religious content and conflict. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Boyd, Stephen M. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1996
Considers the twin legal questions of, constitutional support for, and challenges against, character education in public schools. Discovers a number of court cases establishing precedence for character education. Appraises the legal efficacy of constitutional challenges and finds them wanting. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Constitutional Law, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Leming, James S. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1996
Argues that law-related education should move beyond teaching the mechanics and issues of government and include those concepts of civic virtue incorporated within democracy. Notes that students need philosophical and moral content as well as experiential learning. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Constitutional Law
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Berman, Sheldon – Update on Law-Related Education, 1996
Postulates a connection between character education and social responsibility. Identifies the two essential skills necessary for character development as empathy and self-discipline. Discusses the role these play in developing a social conscience. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Empathy
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Daly, Joseph L. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1985
The Fourth Amendment search and seizure law is one of the most technical and difficult areas in all of law to understand. Some Fourth Amendment Supreme Court cases are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cover, Marilyn – Update on Law-Related Education, 1985
How the law deals with the question of "Should students have rights in school?" is examined. One specific area of possible rights in schools--the question of searches of students by school officials--is discussed in depth. (RM)
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Courts
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Miller, Gerald R. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1985
A number of states have permitted videotaped depositions of individual witnesses in otherwise live trials and several states allow videotaping of full trials to be presented later to juries. Pros and cons of videotaping trials are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Legal Education, Resource Materials
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Patrick, John J. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1991
Reaffirms the importance of civic education and active learning about the Bill of Rights and attendant civic responsibilities. Identifies four categories of knowledge deficiencies about the Bill of Rights. Explores four key ways to improve teaching and learning about the Bill of Rights. Stresses connections between civic knowledge and the vitality…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties
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Browne, Pat A. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1992
Addresses the problem of racial bias in the teaching of history. Argues that history is taught from a European viewpoint ignoring civilization's beginning in Africa. Suggests that African-American children will develop self-esteem and motivation if they are taught about African history. Describes such a program in the Indianapolis (Indiana) Public…
Descriptors: African History, Black Achievement, Black History, Blacks
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Kopecky, Frank, Comp.; Kopecky, Christopher, Comp. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1994
Presents the opinions of nine professionals serving the justice system on the issue of providing representation in criminal and civil cases for those unable to pay for lawyers. Includes questions about the obligations of lawyers to provide counsel and the differences between legal representation in civil and criminal cases. (CFR)
Descriptors: Civil Law, Courts, Criminal Law, Due Process
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Kmiec, Douglas W. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1995
Traces the historical development of the conflict between state sovereignty and the role of the federal government. State sovereignty, supposedly guaranteed by the 10th Amendment, has been seriously eroded by the federal government's extension of the commerce clause. Briefly discusses seminal cases in this development. (MJP)
Descriptors: Block Grants, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Court Role
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Chemerinsky, Erwin – Update on Law-Related Education, 1995
Examines several recent decisions of the more conservative and constructionist Rehnquist Supreme Court. Discusses those judgements that challenge the regulatory power of the federal government. In separate cases concerning mandatory retirement of state judges and regulating toxic waste clean-up, the high court ruled in favor of state control. (MJP)
Descriptors: Block Grants, Compliance (Legal), Conservatism, Constitutional Law