ERIC Number: ED082998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
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Environmental Education, Preservice Preparation of Teachers.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Science Education.
As the most effective, long-range means of diffusing environmental education throughout the general curriculum, students preparing to become teachers are focused upon in this publication. Since such preparation will require changes, additions, and adjustments in the teacher education programs of colleges and universities, this guide offers practical suggestions as to approaches and methods that may be employed as environmental education is introduced into preservice teacher preparation. The proposed guidelines, designed to bring about effective coordination of programs at all levels, are organized around three central questions: who should be prepared as teachers of environmental education?, what competencies should environmental education teachers possess?, and what means can be used to prepare teachers with competence in environmental education? For the second question, Roth's 111 concepts for environmental management education (K-16) are listed under desired subject matter competencies, accompanied by an enumeration of professional competencies. Observations about teacher education and recommendations for teacher education institutions are noted for the third question. An epilogue contains ideas which do not fit readily into the three main sections but which suggest points to be remembered while formulating guidelines for preservice programs. References and resource lists are appended. (BL)
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Science Education.