ERIC Number: ED080341
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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A State Plan for Environmental Education for the Citizens of Minnesota.
Minnesota Environmental Education Council, St. Paul.
A comprehensive plan for environmental education in Minnesota is developed in this report. Organizational recommendations are defined first, indicating the need for an organizational structure, one consisting of eight regional environmental education commissions and one state environmental education planning-coordinating council. The commissions and council composition, duties, authorities, boundaries, and interdepartmental relationships are all enumerated. Recommendations for implementing environmental education programs through both formal and non-formal educational processes are also included. Methods and procedures which may be utilized in the various programs are suggested for: grades K-12, non-disciplinary curriculums, in-service teacher training, pre-service teacher training, post-high school institutions, non-formal community education, pre-kindergarten education, voluntary organizations, religious education programs, business/industry/labor organizations, and governmental units. In addition, an effective system of communication is advocated and described together with state-level administrative recommendations. Overall, the plan has its foundation at the local and regional levels, determining priorities and methods for implementing community-wide programs. But it calls on state government to provide the organization and material resources which will allow meaningful programs to occur. (BL)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Environmental Education Council, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota