ERIC Number: ED098378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Environmental Education: Role of Industrial Arts Education.
Lauda, Donald P., Ed.
The curriculum committee of the American Industrial Arts Association, recognizing the necessity for the involvement of industrial arts teachers in environmental awareness, prepared the publication to assist teachers in such topics as: rationale for study, careers, funding, and resource materials. An introductory article comments on environmental stewardship, the responsibilities of technology, and environmental education. The article on "Perspective" briefly reviews our technology, gives attention to viewing the environmental question as a total ecosystem with interrelated components and variables, and examines the role of industrial educators in changing values and environmental concern. The author of "A Rationale for Integrating Industrial Arts and Environmental Education" views industrial arts teachers as having a unique opportunity to integrate environmental sensitivity into technology since technology will play a key role in solving pressing environmental problems. Another article focusing on "Rationale for Studying the Environment in Industrial Arts" conveys the concept of environmental education as an interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary approach with industrial arts dealing with the technological dimensions of environmental education. The concluding article reviews funding appropriated by the Environmental Education Act of 1970. Environmental careers are briefly surveyed, and a bibliography of environmental books is included. (EA)
Descriptors: Careers, Ecology, Educational Needs, Environmental Education, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Industrial Arts, Industry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Resource Materials, Teacher Role, Technology, Values, Vocational Education Teachers
Executive Secretary, American Industrial Arts Association, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (No price given)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Industrial Arts Association, Washington, DC.