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Mayer, Victor J.; Fortner, Rosanne – School Science and Mathematics, 1986
Stamps were used in a study which assumed that the frequency with which topics (in this case the water environment and its characteristics) were depicted on stamps would be a reflection of the interest that society as a whole held for that topic. Implications for science teaching are addressed. (JN)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Marine Education
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Barber, Brenda Hissong; Tomera, Audrey N. – School Science and Mathematics, 1985
A survey of Illinois biology teachers (N=156) indicates that textbooks are major factors in determining the teaching of ecology (relevant in teaching science/society issues and for developing environmental literacy). Data on textbooks used, extent of use, instructional methods, ecological concepts taught, environmental problems discussed, and…
Descriptors: Biology, Course Content, Ecology, High Schools