ERIC Number: ED210170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Shared Local Resources Energy Institute Model.
Steinbrink, John E.; Jones, Robert M.
The formulation of the Energy Curriculum Institute by the University of Houston at Clear Lake City was based upon the idea that a new approach was needed to develop effective energy education programs. Institute staff assumed that education could no longer depend upon federal and state educational energy agencies for curricular or financial leadership for projects. A brief description of the institutes, including their funding, speakers and materials, instruction, grading system, and balanced perspective, serves as an example of a model for shared local resources which staff propose as the necessary new approach to energy programs. The model assumes that energy education programs: (1) depend upon teacher education programs; (2) require increased cooperation between universities, school districts, energy companies, government agencies, environmental groups, and others; and (3) will be funded increasingly by private local sources. The groups which provided significant support for the institutes through speakers, materials, and field trips are described. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Houston Univ., TX. Clear Lake City Branch.
Identifiers: Energy Education
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies National Conference on Energy Education (61st, Detroit, MI, November 22, 1981).