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Title: Responsibility: Law in a Free Society Series, Level VI -- Teacher's Guide, Third Edition
Author(s): L Rosal; E Collins
Corporate Author: Ctr for Civic Education
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 64
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr for Civic Education
Calabasas, CA 91302
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 85-JS-CX-0009
Publication Number: ISBN 0-89818-138-0
Sale Source: Ctr for Civic Education
5146 Douglass Fir Road
Calabasas, CA 91302
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A fundamental hypothesis of the Law in a Free Society (LFS) program is that education can increase a person's capacity and inclination to act effectively and responsibly.
Abstract: It follows that the role of educational institutions should be to help students increase their capacity to make intelligent choices. To this end, the LFS curriculum is designed to increase student understanding of democratic institutions and principles, to develop the skills young people need to help them become responsible citizens, and to increase the understanding and willingness of students to use democratic processes when making decisions and managing conflict. The LFS curriculum is based on four concepts fundamental to understanding constitutional democracy: justice, authority, privacy, and responsibility. Each of these concepts is developed sequentially in scope and complexity, from Level I (grades K-1) to Level VI (grades 10-12). The teacher's guide to the Level VI responsibility component of the curriculum is organized around topical questions to provide a systematic approach to the analysis and evaluation of responsibility in its social, political, and legal aspects. Four units focus on the importance of responsibility, costs and benefits associated with the fulfillment of responsibility, the ability to make informed choices among competing responsibilities and interests, and the concept of responsibility as referring to a person or group that is responsible for something that has happened. The teacher's guide for each unit is designed to complement and extend skill-building activities in the student text.
Main Term(s): Law-related education
Index Term(s): Criminal responsibility; Decisionmaking; High school education
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