ERIC Number: ED066363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
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The Development and Field Testing of a Pilot Program in Environmental Education in the Sedro-Wooley School District. Final Report.
Miles, John C.
This report covers the first year of the pilot program described in SO 002 228. The basic objective of the project is exploration of the meaning of environmental education at the community level. It aims at a K-12 environmental curriculum that is sequential, integrated, holistic, process-, field-, problem-, and community-oriented, and initiated through in-service teacher education. A year-long teacher training workshop consisted of five parts: Entry, Environmental Perception, Attitudes and Values, The Educational Environment, and Environmental Education Curriculum. Participating teachers wrote curriculum packages embodying their concepts of environmental education in their respective subject areas. The effect of the training program on teachers was monitored with a pre-post test, also given to a control group, which showed a change in the experimental group's values towards idealism and humanism. Efforts were made to involve the community in the public school aspect of the project. It was concluded that the critical element of district level curriculum revision is teacher training, that specific qualities of the environmental education curriculum can be identified, and that these qualities are difficult to attain because of the present organization of the educational environment. Further work on the problem is recommended. (Author/SJM)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Washington State Coll., Bellingham. Huxley Coll. of Environmental Studies.