ERIC Number: ED068359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Review of Research Related to Environmental Education.
Roth, Robert E.; Helgeson, Stanley L.
To achieve the goals of environmental quality, new thrusts have been placed upon environmental education. Although successful development of this process must be based on sound research, little attention has been given to searching out, organizing, and reporting research in the environmental education area. The purpose of this report is to: (1) identify known research pertaining to environmental education, (2) review critically the identified research, and (3) identify areas for further research. Studies selected (94) include: (1) attempts at objective evaluation of programs, outcomes, attitudes, and administrative procedures, and (2) works related to elementary-secondary school, college or adult levels of educational concern. The review is limited to research completed since 1950 with the exception of certain documents of historic significance. Summary statements indicate that researchers addressed themselves to numerous aspects of environmental education, such as problems of philosophy, program development, evaluation of instructional materials, selection of sites appropriate for learning, and outcomes of programs. None of them, however, appeared to have considered environmental education on other than a local, regional, or national basis. The reviewers felt if environmental education is to be truly effective, it must emphasize the world-wide nature of the problems. (BL)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Environmental Education, Literature Reviews, Outdoor Education, Reference Materials, Research, Research Reviews (Publications)
Center for Science and Mathematics Education, The Ohio State University, 244 Arps Hall, Columbus, Ohio 43210 ($1.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.