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ERIC Number: ED020136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Pages: 67
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Reference Count: 0
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AN ANALYSIS OF STATE ADOPTED TEXTBOOKS RELATIVE TO CONSERVATION EDUCATION INFORMATION.
GWINN, HERBERT D.
EVALUATED WAS THE CONSERVATION CONTENT IN ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS ADOPTED BY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA IN THE AREAS OF SCIENCE, HEALTH, HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, AND LITERATURE. THE EVALUATION WAS PERFORMED BY AN AD HOC COMMITTEE COMPOSED OF JUNIOR COLLEGE TEACHERS, SECONDARY AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS, AND A CONSULTANT. CONCLUDED WERE THAT (1) THE NEWLY ADOPTED TEXTS ARE WEAK IN THEIR OFFERINGS FOR CONSERVATION EDUCATION, (2) SOME SUPPLEMENTARY TEXTS OFFER MORE HOPE FOR BETTER LEARNINGS THAN ARE OFFERED IN THE BASIC TEXTS, (3) THE METHOD OF SELECTION OF ALL TEXTS NEEDS MORE SCRUTINY AND ANALYSIS, (4) SUCCESSFUL TEACHERS WHO ARE LEADERS IN THEIR FIELD SHOULD MAKE THE TEXTBOOK SELECTION, (5) MAN-CAUSED PROBLEMS WHICH RESULT IN ENVIRONMENTAL DETERIORATION WERE UNIVERSALLY OMITTED FROM THE TEXTS, AND (6) WITH NO DESIGNATED LEADER IN THIS FIELD AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION LEVEL (IN MOST SCHOOL DISTRICTS, AS WELL) IT IS ONLY THROUGH PROLONGED AND PERSEVERING EFFORTS OF DEDICATED HANDFULS OF EDUCATORS THAT ANY REAL CONSERVATION IS LEARNED AT ALL. APPENDIX A PROVIDES AN ANNOTATED EVALUATIVE LIST OF BASIC AND SUPPLEMENTARY TEXTS IN THE AREAS OF (1) READING AND LITERATURE, (2) SCIENCE, (3) HEALTH, (4) HISTORY, (5) GEOGRAPHY, (6) SOCIAL SCIENCES, AND (7) GOVERNMENT. ALSO, IT PROVIDES EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC CRITICAL ANALYSES USED IN EVALUATING THE MATERIALS. (DS)
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
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