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ERIC Number: ED178382
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 9
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Reference Count: 0
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A Value Conscious Approach to Energy Education.
Braun, Bonnie; Wilson, Elaine
The paper presents background information, rationale, description, and evaluation of an energy education program used with preschool and kindergarten children and their families. The objective is to describe the use of combined concepts of education, economics, and early childhood in developing a value conscious approach to energy education. The paper is divided into four parts. Part I emphasizes consumer education as a solution to the energy problem, examining educational decisions concerning individual benefits of energy education, the target audience, and effective methods of teaching this topic to young children. It also describes the program, "Energy Education: The MIZER Series," a home and school based delivery of information using a value conscious approach. Part II discusses the program in relation to the process of value development, coordinated support systems of home and school, and early childhood learning styles. Part III describes the program evaluation, which tested impact, family involvement, and level of satisfaction. Findings showed parental increase of energy awareness and a smaller amount of behavioral change, involvement of older siblings, and a high level of satisfaction. Part IV offers conclusions and a recommendation. Conclusions are that reinforcing the link between school and home based learning is an effective technique; that families moved from energy awareness to conservation; and that the model may be useful for other topics. The recommendation is that educators further explore and evaluate the model using a variety of topics, age groups, and audiences. (CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Note: For a related document, see ED 168 725