ERIC Number: ED091166
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb-26
Reference Count: N/A
International and National Environmental Education: A Status Report - 1974.
Roth, Robert E.
This report focuses on the current status of environmental education in the U.S. and a number of selected countries around the world. The scope and primary concerns of environmental education are defined, and the stimulus created by the United Nations Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment is discussed. On the international scene environmental program in Australia, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Ecuador, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Japan, Malta, the United Kingdom, and Zambia are examined, and the contributions of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and UNESCO are outlined. Within the U.S. environmental education programs have changed significantly over the past decade (1964-74). Results of studies are presented to indicate the environmental attitudes and knowledge of tenth and twelfth grade students, the extent of environmental courses being offered in undergraduate college programs, and of environmental education courses available in teacher education institutions. Also discussed are exemplary program models, the designation of state environmental education coordinators, and the extensive environmental materials now available. The report concludes that the citizens of Spaceship Earth are becoming aware of their environmental responsibilities and are actively seeking the institutional arrangements, educational programs, and behaviors essential to securing a quality enviornment and life-style. (JR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.
Identifiers - Location: United States