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ERIC Number: ED082925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 11
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The Need of Environmental Education for the Urbanite.
Rillo, Thomas J.
There is a growing need for environmental education, defined as the part of the total educational process which attempts to convey those values, concepts, and knowledges associated with the external environment, in urban areas. Since more people are moving to urban areas, these areas are becoming plagued with fast growing environmental problems. An enlightened citizenry with a framework of reference sufficient to motivate participation in action programs leading to the alleviation or modification of these environmental problems is needed. The development of this enlightened and informed citizenry can be accomplished by (1) educating the adult population through newspapers, radio, television, films, conferences, workshops, forums, legislative involvement, community planning boards, and local, state, and Federal involvement and support; and (2) educating the children and youth of the nation. It is recommended that an experimental program in environmental education which is related to a regular school curriculum be provided. It should be an integral part of every subject area at each grade level and spiral upward through the grades. This second approach is discussed in this paper. (NQ)
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