ERIC Number: ED070393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
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Environmental Education: Academia's Response.
Aldrich, James L.; Kormondy, Edward J.
This report is an attempt to identify and answer some of the major questions about the role of environmental studies in higher education, and to some extent the role of higher education in environmental studies. To this end, questionnaires were sent to 20 higher eudcation institutions that offered environmental studies programs. Fifteen of the institutions responded to the following questions: (1) What were the original goals of the environmental studies program? (2) To what extent has the program evolved and in what way has it been modified? (3) How does the program or center relate to the other college and university activities? (4) To what extent have the administrative or institutional governance issues been a factor in the development of the center or program? (5) What are the particularly difficult problems that the center has had to deal with? and (6) What are the priorities for the future and why were they chosen? While every institution must chart its own course, the compilation of these statements provides useful data for existing and planned programs. (HS)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Environmental Education, Environmental Research, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
The American Institute of Biological Sciences, 3900 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016; The Conservation Foundation, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Free copies available)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Biological Sciences, Washington, DC.