Welcome to the website for The Centre for Education, Law and Society (CELS). Our purpose is to provide information and inspiration for educators, researchers and any others with an interest in, and hopefully a passion for, legal literacy and law related education.
On this site you will find recently developed (and free) teaching and learning resources on a wide range of topics that relate to our concept of legal literacy. These include such topics as Aboriginal land claims, cyberbullying, immigration law and environmental sustainability.
We also provide links to organizations working in law related education and legal literacy. Many have resources well worth reviewing.
CELS is involved in various research endeavors in law related education and legal literacy. You can find out about these as you explore the site.
What is “Legal Literacy”?
Legal literacy is understanding and caring about the rule of law. It focuses on the concept of the just society, the attributes of such a society, and what we must do to build and protect justice in our communities, nation and planet.
Promotes understanding of the role law plays in society and in our lives, including notions of rights, responsibilities, justice and equality.
Develops critically aware and socially responsible citizens who can participate effectively in a legally regulated world and to effect positive change in our communities.
NEW Master of Education: Justice, Law and Ethics in Education (SFU)
This M.Ed. degree program is designed for educators working in various organizational settings: schools, colleges, universities, and community-based organizations such as law enforcement, human rights organizations, social justice agencies, NGOs, advocacy groups, public legal education agencies, etc.
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Announces a Cyberbullying page, featuring articles by Wanda Cassidy, Chantal Faucher and Margaret Jackson, a podcast by Dr. Faucher, plus other recent articles published in School Psychology International Journal. See the blog.