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ERIC Number: ED073918
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 39
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A Study: Conservation Education and the Western Textbook.
Fadelli, Paul L.
The objectives of this study were two-fold: (1) evaluating the conservation content in the elementary, intermediate, and secondary grade textbooks used in 13 western states, and (2) researching, recording, and reviewing the textbook selection procedures. Part I indicates that textbooks are selected either by a state agency or the local school unit, depending on the state's needs and level of education. A summary of adoption procedures is presented for each of the states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. In addition, an example of the California textbook selection process, step by step, is outlined together with some ideas for getting additional environmental material into the textbooks and NEA findings for textbook selection procedures throughout the 50 states. Part II details the evaluation of textbook content, discussing environmental concepts in subject texts for science, mathematics, English, health, history, and social studies. Supplemental material includes a sample of the evaluation instrument, a list of general environmental concepts, and responses to the evaluation instrument for 14 selected textbooks. The study concluded there was true lack of environmental information in the textbooks evaluated. (BL)
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Conservation Education.