ERIC Number: ED056922
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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The Environmental Problem. Selections from Hearings on the Environmental Education Act of 1970.
Morrissett, Irving, Ed.; Wiley, Karen B., Ed.
During March, April, and May of 1970 the Select Subcommittee on Education of the United States House of Representatives held hearings in Washington, D.C., New York City, and San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, on a "bill to authorize the United States Commissioner of Education to establish educational programs to encourage understanding of policies and support of activities designed to enhance environmental quality and maintain ecological balance." The record of these hearings contains testimony from a wide cross-section of the population: ecologists, such as LaMont Cole; social scientists, such as Margaret Mead and Kenneth Boulding; student leaders of the Environmental Teach-In, such as Karen Buxbaum; an artist, Robert Motherwell; a theologian, Josephy Sittler; educators, such as Edward Weidner; government officials, such as James E. Allen; and, philosophers, conservationists, businessmen, architects, journalists, teachers. The testimony ranges from very high level, abstract, global thinking to detailed descriptions of specific action programs. The record has been carefully edited and condensed in order to present the essential themes, and a wide variety of viewpoints. There are many uses for this book: curriculum planners and teachers will find many of the proposals helpful in guiding their own thinking; both high school and college classes in education and government will find this an illuminating source of information on how national priorities are formulated; and, study groups focusing on environmental problems will find it a stimulating case study. (Author)
Descriptors: Ecology, Educational Legislation, Elementary Education, Environment, Environmental Education, Federal Legislation, Government Publications, Government Role, Higher Education, Public Policy, Resource Materials
Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302 (Paperback, $6.95; Hard Copy, $8.95)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.