In 2014, the Centre published an innovative, ground-breaking educational resource called 'The Rule of Law for Citizenship Education: Understanding Justice'. We want to share our work with you.
The book was developed to help teachers in secondary schools to deliver lessons on equality, human rights and access to justice. The book proved to be very popular and has been used by over 400 teachers across England. These resources were supplemented by support and events to improve teachers' capacity to deliver the materials. The lessons included in this book are downloadable by clicking the links below:
- Thinking About Law and Justice
- Equality Before the Law
- Clarity, Certainty and the Exercise of Power
- Access to Justice and Fair Trial
- Human Rights
- The International Legal Order
The book received the accredited Quality Marks of the Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT) and Young Citizens, the national subject associations representing Citizenship teachers and stakeholders. An independent evaluation of the books found that 97% of students felt the course had given them a better understanding of the justice system, and 90% felt the programme should continue to run in their schools. Further feedback suggested that the books are:
- Curriculum-relevant and an effective teaching tool;
- User-friendly, providing step-by-step guidance for non-specialist teachers;
- Interesting and engaging for students, with great videos and case studies.
If you would like to request a physical copy of the textbook, complete our signup form at bit.ly/understandingjustice. By doing so you also consent to receive communications related to teaching citizenship through the Rule of Law.