ERIC Number: ED058126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec-1
Reference Count: 0
The Development and Field Testing of a Pilot Program in Environmental Education in the Sedro Woolley School District. Progress Report.
Miles, John C.
This report covers the first five months of the Sedro Wolley project which has been designed by representatives from Huxley College, the Sedro Wooley School District, and the Northwest Environmental Education Center as an experimental model. The project proposes to investigate through action at the school district level the nature and content of environmental education and to develop a K-12 environmental education program that will be useful to other districts in Washington and other regions. The proposed steps in the project include: retraining of teachers, involvement of students, development of curriculum and implementation of the program. A narrative discussion of the first step is presented in this report. To date the primary effort has been to orient teachers to environmental issues and to determine those skills which will be of greatest use to them in restructuring the curriculum. The teachers' seminar found that an extensive restructuring of grade units, administrative units, daily and annual school schedules, disciplines, and teacher-training programs may be necessary to respond adequately to the challenge of the environmental problems of today. Future activities and specific findings of the project are also discussed. (Author/DJB)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Western Washington State Coll., Bellingham. Huxley Coll. of Environmental Studies.