ERIC Number: ED335239
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Environmental Education for Adult Learners. ERIC/SMEAC Environmental Education Digest.
Disinger, John F.
Three relatively distinct groups demonstrating personal and professional interest in environmental education for adults are environmentalists, environmental educators, and adult educators. The agenda of each group, its potential contribution, and its limitations are discussed. The development of communication and cooperation among these groups, perhaps leading to joint programming and planning and enabling each to achieve its educational and environmental objectives more effectively, is described. The importance of professional environmental educators in initiating, supporting, and participating in cooperative efforts is emphasized. Sections include (1) "How are Social and Political Responses Related?"; (2) "What Bridges Can Be Built?"; (3) "Objective: Knowledge and/or Action?"; and (4) "What Programs and Models Exist"? (KR)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Cognitive Development, Communications, Community Involvement, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Decision Making, Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mass Media, Program Descriptions, Public Opinion, Public Policy, Recycling, Science Education, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.
Identifiers: ERIC Digests