ERIC Number: ED070635
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Environmental Studies. The Construction of an 'A' Level Syllabus.
Carson, S. McB.
In response to the increasing social concern for the quality of the environment and its conservation, and the need to ensure that all pupils in their final years of schooling be brought to share that concern, teachers in Hertfordshire, England, have constructed an 'A' level curriculum or syllabus of environmental studies for the sixth form. Based on an interdisciplinary approach, the studies enable students to examine the ecological interrelatedness of the environment and the place of man, the impact of human society on the environment, and the possibilities of management and control. Presented in this report is a review of the emergence and present state of environmental studies in Britain followed by an assessment of the theme or content of environmental studies/sciences. The approach to such studies is discussed from various points of view: sociological, biological, urban--rural, and world conservation problems. Subject information and teaching notes for the syllabus are developed in four sections: (1) processes and systems of the natural environment and the limits of the resource base, (2) the ecosystem, (3) the interaction of man and the environment, and (4) environmental conflicts and planning: a field study. Criteria for examinations and an extensive list of resource materials are also included. (BL)
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Authoring Institution: National Foundation for Educational Research in England and Wales, London.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)