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ERIC Number: ED225850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Status of Energy Education in the States.
Petrock, Edith M.
Issues and factors related to the continuation of state energy education programs are discussed. The turmoil over energy's changing position among public priorities, limited federal and state budgets available for meeting energy education needs, substantive changes in both federally-sponsored and state-supported programs, and concomitant changes in personnel have affected virtually every state education agency and energy office. Because of the declining federal role in energy education matters, the disappearance of a national consensus that energy and energy education are among the highest public priorities, and interstate fiscal disparities, a great variation in energy education programs exists among and within states. However, four trends in state energy agencies and four patterns in their handling of energy education have been identified. Although the reaction in some states has been to relinquish leadership in energy education, states maintaining their programs are faced with the challenge of doing as much as possible with fewer resources. The ECS Energy and Education Project is one resource available to assist state officials in fulfilling their energy and education responsibilities. The project collects, analyzes, and disseminates information about changed federal and state policies, programs, budgets and personnel, and provides referrals to other sources of expertise. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Identifiers: Energy Education