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ERIC Number: ED068283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 15
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Statement, Honorable Thomas E. Carroll, Assistant Administrator for Planning and Management, Environmental Protection Agency, Before the Select Subcommittee on Education, Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, April 17, 1972.
Carroll, Thomas E.
Thomas Carroll's address, delivered during 1972 Earth Week celebrations, discusses the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) activities in environmental education. A review of the EPA role in environmental education is given, indicating the need for developing a conceptual framework to improve program planning by EPA and related federal agencies. Such analysis will make known which environmental education programs should receive priority as most likely to achieve pollution abatement goals. The concern for environmental protection, causing a concurrent increase in concern for environmental leadership, has led the Agency to sponsor a number of learning opportunities: formal education, informal learning, and manpower development and training. Activities in each of these areas are briefly summarized. Formal education taking place in the classroom emphasizes a problem solving approach to the environment and encourages an understanding of the tradeoffs involved in various pollution control activities. Informal learning, which encompasses civic action, attempts to motivate people to act in an environmentally concerned way. Manpower development and training consists of a broad array of programs to develop a highly skilled work force for implementing EPA's mission to abate and control pollution. (BL)
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