ERIC Number: ED195415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar-23
Reference Count: 0
Status of Environmental Education in Tennessee.
Fletcher, Richard K., Jr.; And Others
Summarized are results of a survey of Tennessee teachers, elementary school principals, and supervisors of instruction regarding their views of environmental education and its implementation. Of the possible respondents, 35.4% returned the survey questionnaire. Frequency tabulations, percentages, and means show that environmental education is overwhelmingly perceived as an important component of the public school curriculum. In a majority of cases, educators integrate environmental education into other school subjects and incorporate both field trips and school site studies into their teaching activities. Over 70% of respondents indicated that environmental education programs should focus on the pre-adult level. Also presented in this report are a copy of the survey questionnaire, a discussion of limitations of the research methodology, conclusions regarding perceived problems in teaching environmental education, and respondents' opinions about the subject areas that relate most to environmental education. (WB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Tennessee Technological Univ., Cookeville.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Science Teachers Association (Atlanta, GA, March 23, 1979).