ERIC Number: ED059067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Environment and the Schools. Pioneer Programs Set the Pace for States and Districts.
National School Public Relations Association, Washington, DC.
An overview of environmental education programs throughout the United States is presented in this Education U.S.A. Special Report by the National School Public Relations Association. Six statewide and seven local programs are described which represent comprehensive and well conceived plans and display outstanding features. However, most programs lacked in some degree three criteria advocated by many authorities in the field: (1) environmentalism should be worked into every subject in the curriculum, (2) environmental education should be part of the school program from kindergarten through high school, and (3) environmental education should operate throughout the entire school year, with some summer experience outdoors if possible. Developments in higher education are also noted together with national programs of environmental education, the philosophy and objectives of environmental education, and a summary of the Environmental Education Act of 1970. (BL)
Descriptors: Comprehensive Programs, Educational Programs, Environmental Education, National Surveys, Reports, Schools
National School Public Relations Association, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($4.00 Stock #411-12782)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Public Relations Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Education U.S.A. Special Report