ERIC Number: ED071867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Developing an Environmental Education Program, K-12.
Stapp, William B.; Visse, Ellen Vande
Strategy for developing and implementing an environmental education program in grades K-12 is proposed in this booklet. Its goal is to help students become environmentally educated decision-makers; to understand the importance of relating ecological, economic, social, technological, and political information when working toward the solution of environmental problems. Nine steps in the sequential strategy are outlined and elaborated upon. These cover establishing an environmental education advisory committee, obtaining funds, hiring and formalizing responsibilities of a coordinator, defining program goals, setting up operational objectives, determining strategy for curriculum development and implementation, providing an inservice teacher education program, assisting schools in developing their school sites, and constructing measurement instruments to evaluate effectiveness of the program. Since the strategy is designed to be integrated into the existing curriculum, the environmental encounter and school site development approach are emphasized. Two encounters are exemplified as well as numerous goals and sub-goals for developing appropriate attitudes and skills. This is to encourage the student to be knowledgeable concerning the bio-physical environment and associated problems, aware of how and skilled in helping to solve these problems, and motivated to work toward their solution. (BL)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Program Development, Secondary Education
Michigan Student Environmental Confederation, 409 Seymour Avenue, Lansing, Michigan 48933 ($0.50 plus $0.25 handling)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Student Environmental Confederation, Lansing.; Michigan Environmental Education Association.