skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 65967 Find in a Library
Title: TEACHING MATERIALS IN LAW-RELATED EDUCATION
Corporate Author: Wisconsin Bar Foundation
United States of America

Wisconsin Dept of Public Instruction
United States of America
Project Director: G D KAUFFMAN; K CRUIKSHANK
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Wisconsin Bar Foundation
Madison, WI 53703
Wisconsin Dept of Public Instruction
Madison, WI 53707
Grant Number: 76-05-23F-S-2864-6
Publication Number: 0080
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT ON A WISCONSIN PROJECT TO DEVELOP LAW-RELATED COURSES IN ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS EMPHASIZES COOPERATION BETWEEN SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND LISTS IMPORTANT BOOK AND OTHER RESOURCES.
Abstract: THE LAW-RELATED EDUCATION PROJECT BEGAN IN 1977 AND CHOSE 10 INTERESTED ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS TO DEVELOP AND OFFER PILOT COURSES. COMMUNITY TEAMS FROM EACH SCHOOL JURISDICTION MET WITH TEACHERS TO OFFER SUPPORT AND EXCHANGE IDEAS. TEAMS CONSISTED OF AN ATTORNEY, REPRESENTATIVES FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT, JUVENILE COURT, AND SOCIAL SERVICES, A BUSINESSMAN, AND STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES. THIS REPORT DESCRIBES THE TEAM APPROACH AND DISCUSSES MATERIALS FOR LAW-RELATED EDUCATION. BOOKS, SPEAKERS, AND USEFUL FIELD TRIPS ARE SUGGESTED. INSTRUCTIONS ARE GIVEN ON HOW TO USE GUEST SPEAKERS. QUESTIONS TO BE DISCUSSED AT INITIAL TEACHER-TEAM MEETINGS ARE DETAILED TO INCLUDE WHAT STUDENTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LAW-ENFORCEMENT AND THE U.S. LEGAL SYSTEM, WHICH PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY BEST UNDERSTAND HOW THE LEGAL SYSTEM WORKS, AND WHAT IS THE PURPOSE LAW-RELATED EDUCATION HAS. THE APPROACH REQUIRES THAT AS TEACHERS DEVELOP THEIR CURRICULUMS, THEY MAINTAIN CONTACT WITH THE COMMUNITY TEAM AND EVALUATE THE COURSE JOINTLY WITH TEAM MEMBERS. PILOT COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FROM SOME OF THE PARTICIPATING JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS ARE ALSO GIVEN. (PAP)
Index Term(s): Course materials; Criminal justice education; Elementary school education; High school education; Law-related education; Wisconsin
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=65967

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.