ERIC Number: ED058117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Human Survival and Education Report: A Position Paper by the Northwest Environmental Education Center for Distribution to the 1971 Session of the Washington State Legislature.
Northwest Environmental Education Center, Bellingham, WA.
This position paper indicates that, human survival depends upon a major change in humanistic values or the way we view our relationship to the world. Education must go through reform from within that includes the adoption of a K-12, transdisciplinary, problem-solving curriculum. And must, also, offer students environmentally sound alternatives to the uncertain future they face, in an educational environment that is humanized. With the focus of environmental education on human behavior and the interaction of it with the total environment, the learning setting will change to include the community-at-large. The plan developed by the Northwest Environmental Education Center (NEEC), with state funding, provides for the implementation of environmental education programs on a number of levels: community or district level, the county level, and the regional or inter-county level. Teacher training within each of 38 districts will be given the highest priority for the purpose of establishing a hierarchy of environmental specialists to function in each district. Intensive training of a cadre of teachers from each district will permit inservice training. The pilot project at Sedro Woolley School District is cited here at length and in SO 002 249. (Author/SBE)
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Authoring Institution: Northwest Environmental Education Center, Bellingham, WA.