ERIC Number: ED222337
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Industry in the Science Classroom: A Utility Perspective.
Canipe, Stephen L.
The problem of energy supply is a multifaceted problem. If a solution is to be found, there will probably be a multifaceted answer. The science classroom perhaps provides the best forum for the open exchange of ideas among potential solvers of the problem. The solution cannot be attacked from solely a technological or science base; the social and political aspects must also come into play, as the solution is bound to have a major foundation in the social sciences as well as the natural sciences. This synergy of results in the classroom should therefore be as up-to-date and as varied as possible, given the locale of the school. Hopefully, the utility company can help to make the teacher more aware of the points of synergy so that the learning process can maximize them. Several reasons why businesses (especially the electric utility industry) should be involved in the educational process are discussed, focusing on methods used by the Duke Power Company. These methods include teacher training, providing a part of the company's Educational Services Program, free loan film services to teachers, and the preparation and distribution of classroom materials. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Duke Power Company NC; Energy Education
Note: Presentation made to a group of North Carolina Teachers at a State-Wide Meeting on Energy Education (Raleigh, NC, March 1982).