ERIC Number: ED052989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Proposal for the Development of a Master Plan for Environmental Education for the State of Illinois. Recommendations of a Statewide Invitational Conference on Environmental Education.
Northern Illinois Univ., Oregon. Lorado Taft Field Campus.
Suggestions for the development of a comprehensive state plan for environmental education in Illinois are offered in this proposal. They deal with the: (1) rationale for such a plan, (2) identification of environmentally related problems, (3) goals of environmental education, and (4) development of a strategy to achieve these goals. Problems are identified in the areas of people, culture, resources, and the lack of significant action in bringing about environmental quality. The scope and goals of environmental education are defined, and the need for responsibility and accountability for the achievement of the goals is expressed. Exemplary components of a master plan having a major responsibility for environmental education are identified and include: state governments, school districts, colleges and universities, professional associations, businesses and industries, local governments, federal and regional governments, citizen organizations, individual citizens, independent education organizations, and mass media. Each component is described at length, outlining its objectives, constraints, and strategies. Final recommendations emphasize the need for establishing a trans-disciplinary task force to develop a master plan for environmental education for Illinois. (BL)
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Authoring Institution: Northern Illinois Univ., Oregon. Lorado Taft Field Campus.