ERIC Number: ED025618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May-31
Reference Count: 0
Program of Teacher Education for Environmental Technology (POTEET).
National Sanitation Foundation, Ann Arbor, MI.
The environmental technician, a new but necessary subordinate of a professional environmentalist, might be employed by a health department, natural resources commission, state agriculture department, municipal water plant, or by business or industry in self-inspection and corrective activities. The Program of Teacher Education for Environmental Technology, by developing teacher training in the field of Environmental Health, hopes eventually to promote the environmental technician and free the professional for managerial responsibilities. The project proposes (1) to evaluate the trainee's areas of competence, and (2) to come to mutual agreement with the selected community college about the kinds of experience in the classroom and on the job that would best prepare the trainee for his new experiences. The training would consist mainly of university study with related teaching experiences in the community college. The individual would spend at least some time at the training center operated in cooperation with the University of Michigan School of Public Health, studying the development and application of standards in environmental health. Potential environmental technology teachers might be practitioners in the field or teachers in related fields. Other functions of the project will be curriculum development and student recruitment. (JK)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Allied Health Occupations Education, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Programs, Environmental Technicians, Human Factors Engineering, Program Descriptions, Public Health, Sanitation, Scholarships, Teacher Education, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Shortage, Water Resources
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Statler Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Sanitation Foundation, Ann Arbor, MI.