ERIC Number: ED072967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Teaching Environmental Studies in the Primary and Middle School.
Lines, C. J.; Bolwell, L. H.
Although many teachers are convinced of the value of environmental studies, they often are not fully confident of their ability to plan and carry out a first-hand approach to learning. For this reason, the authors sought to investigate the problems inherent in this approach and to suggest remedies which are both practical and realistic. The book is divided into four sections. Section 1 deals with the nature of environmental studies, the role of the teacher, the scientific and creative aspects of the approach, and the contribution which children with informed opinions about their environment can make to its improvement and preservation. This section also pays attention to environmental studies in relation to immigrant children and children with particular learning difficulties, and its future in the primary and middle school curricula. Section 2 discusses the introduction of environmental studies into the school curriculum, assessing the value of different studies, the organization of a study, evaluation of children's progress, and "difficult" environments. Section 3 sets out a number of case studies carried out in schools. Section 4 suggests ways in which teachers can extend and develop their own knowledge and techniques. (BL)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Elementary Schools, Environmental Education, Guides, Learning Processes, Program Development, Secondary Schools, Teacher Orientation, Teaching Methods
Ginn and Company, 18 Bedford Row, London W.C.1, England
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