ERIC Number: ED059882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Total Education in the Total Environment, An Introduction to the Application of a Total Environment Approach to Education.
Eblen, William R.
Project TETE (Total Education in the Total Environment, a multidisciplinary approach to environmental education utilizing existing curricula, is described in this booklet. It is a community-wide strategy to enable all members of the community to discover the connecting processes which fashion the total environment, stressing that every community has a wealth of human resources that can be used in developing an understanding of the ecology of man, and emphasizing that local examples provide the most relevant education for all ages. Administrative organization, program development and implementation are explained together with the unique aspects of the total environment approach. Detailed are the underlying concepts, community and curriculum components, illustrations of how the curriculum components may be applied in the classroom, and some of the techniques used in this approach--unifying questions, on-site investigation, common base maps, and community resources. Several diagrams and pictures further depict the program activities. This document is similar to ED 056 877, but also contains a five point scale measuring attitudinal changes in teachers and a chronology of project events. (BL)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Ecology, Educational Programs, Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Program Descriptions, Projects
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Authoring Institution: Total Education in the Total Environment (TETE), Wilton, CT.