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ERIC Number: ED170161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Citizens' Perceptions of the Marine Environment and the Placement of Precollege Marine Education Instruction in the Public Schools.
Schlenker, Richard M.; Crowell, L. Donald
This study looks at the relationships between ages, the distance individuals live from the seashore, their perceptions of the marine environment, and their opinions in the precollege school system. Data were gathered using a questionnaire distributed on the coast of Maine between Southwest Harbor and Portland, and inland from the coast for 119 miles. The results showed that most people agree that the marine environment and knowledge of it are important. As people advance in age, there is a tendency toward the opinion that the seashore belongs to certain people and not the general public. With increasing age, there was also a trend toward the feeling that the public schools are not a good place to teach marine education. The effect of distance from the seashore on these items was generally the same as the effect of age. (BB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Marine Education