ERIC Number: ED230381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Perspectives on Transportation. [Student's Guide.] Preparing for Tomorrow's World.
Iozzi, Louis A.; And Others
In this module students (grades 7-9) examine some of the many issues related to transportation and consider how different problems impact upon their lives and the lives of others. Student material consists of readings, dilemmas, and activities. These are presented in four sections focusing on land transportation, water transportation, air transportation, and future perspectives. In addition to role playing and simulation exercises, dilemma/discussion formats are utilized to highlight and heighten the underlying issues. Dilemmas are brief stories posing a critical decision to be made by a main character. This decision revolves around conflicts between two or more moral/ethical issues (as identified by Kohlberg) presented in the situation, and it is the moral/ethical implication that provides the thrust for later student discussions. Preceding each dilemma are readings/case studies providing background information regarding issues in the dilemma. Questions are also provided to stimulate thinking about the issues and generate discussions. The module may be used as a separate unit of study, as a mini-course, or incorporated in such subject areas as social studies, language arts, or science. (JN)
Descriptors: Air Transportation, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Environmental Education, Futures (of Society), Interdisciplinary Approach, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Moral Development, Moral Issues, Problem Solving, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Social Studies, Technology, Transportation, Vehicular Traffic
SOPRIS WEST, Inc., 1120 Delaware Ave., Longmont, CO 80501 (Complete multi-media module, including student materials, $87; replacement student worksheets, $7).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Center for Coastal and Environmental Studies.
Identifiers: Dilemma Discussion Approach; Preparing for Tomorrows World Program; Science and Society
Note: For related documents, see SE 041 564-585. A complete catalog of the multi-media packages making up this program is contained in SE 041 585.