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ERIC Number: ED083000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct-17
Pages: 16
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University Organization for Environmental Education.
Ross, John E.
Whether or not environmental concerns provide a visable and continuing basis of university organization is the situation scrutinized in this speech. Apparently part of the problem has been the generation of some theme or model around which a core of interested faculty and students could work. It is implied that some conceptual organization of an environmental studies program is the fundamental task for providing a common theme for the disparate disciplines. Measurement (of problems) is not enough of a common theme; some matrix of substantive relationships is required. We have left behind an era with ideas like recycling of aluminum cans and are entering an era concerned with understanding the interrelationships of consumption patterns, with population, and with pollution, and whether or not technology is leading us in the direction we want to go. Additional essentials for university organization of an environmental studies program include some kind of status in the university hierarchy; a Bill of Rights or authorities for faculty in environmental studies; and flexibility in the format of teaching and the manner in which teachers prepare for interdisciplinary studies. (BL)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Special Emerging Programs in Higher Education (1st, St. Louis, Missouri, October 17, 1973)