ERIC Number: ED048018
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Fundamental Concepts for Environmental Management Education (K-16).
Roth, Robert Earl
This study was undertaken to develop a taxonomy of conceptual objectives for use in planning programs of instruction related to environmental management education (K-16) and to determine whether or not biases exist among persons representative of selected disciplines. Survey techniques to obtain and validate concepts appropriate for environmental management education involved written questionnaires and personal interviews. Thirteen topics served to classify the 111 acceptable concepts: Environmental Management, Management Techniques, Economics, Environmental Problems, Environmental Ecology, Adaptation and Evolution, Natural Resources, The Sociocultural Environment, Culture, Politics, The Family, The Individual, and Psychological Aspects. Examination of 17 unacceptable concepts and the frequency of rejection of each provided little evidence to support any speculation of the existence of possible bias. The rating of the concepts does indicate an individual divergence of opinion and interpretation. Scholars from 40 professional areas and 12 ecological regions in the United States agreed on the majority of concepts to be emphasized in environmental management education. Topic organization represented a more useful structure of concepts than did the agrarian-focused conservation concepts and organizations existing in many public schools. (BL)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Concept Formation, Conservation Education, Ecology, Educational Objectives, Environment, Environmental Education, Fundamental Concepts, Natural Resources
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.