‘Law and Justice’ classes to be introduced
The classes will start next year for the sixth and seventh grade students. AA photoClasses on “Law and Justice” will be taught in the sixth and seventh grades starting in the next educational year, according to a protocol signed by Justice Minister Sadullah Ergin and Education Minister Ömer Dinçer on Monday.
A joint commission from the Justice and Education Ministries will be formed to determine the curriculum framework of the class. Experts from both ministries, as well as the Justice Academy and the Union of Turkish Bar Associations will take part in the preparatory process.
The curriculum will include fundamental concepts of law, legal rights and responsibilities, the importance of justice, legislation, trial processes and the courts.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Ergin said education had a key role to play in the development of notions of law and human rights.
“The teaching of fundamental legal knowledge beginning in primary school is a must in order to prevent disputes and develop legal consciousness. Law and justice education is required for spreading democratic tolerance and respect for diversity among society,” Ergin said.
Dinçer, for his part, stressed that the aim was to raise legal consciousness at early ages with the “Law and Justice” classes.