ERIC Number: ED046132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Environmental Education in the Public Schools. A Pilot Study. Special Report.
National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.; National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Project Man's Environment was organized in 1969 to establish a basis for the development of environmental education in the school curricula. Pilot surveys were conducted by the NEA Research Division and a nationwide survey was conducted of public school programs in environmental, conservation, and outdoor education for systems enrolling 1,000 or more students. This report presents survey results in six major sections. An initial survey overview section is followed by five sections providing the following detailed findings: (1) the emphases and purposes of programs and the basic statistics related to their scope; (2) each program's curriculum and activities; (3) the number, size, accessibility, and features of sites as well as the administrative procedures for requisitioning sites for school use; (4) a description of program personnel, and (5) the financing of environmental education programs. A postscript reports briefly on needs for the future development of environmental education. (Author)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Curriculum, Ecology, Environmental Education, Facility Utilization Research, Inservice Education, National Surveys, Outdoor Education, Parks, Personnel, Program Content, Public Schools
NEA Publications Sales Section, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036. (Stock No. 435-25450, $1.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.; National Education Association, Washington, DC.