ERIC Number: ED101935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Organization and Operation of a K-12 Environmental Education Program. Revised.
Bennett, Dean B.; Willink, Wesley H.
Environmental education is a process aimed at producing a citizenry that is knowledgeable concerning the total environment and the role of man, able to participate in activities for maintaining and improving the quality of the environment while meeting human needs and motivated to do so. This guide focuses on the organization and operation of an environmental education program to meet this goal. The guide includes guidelines for developing both the feeling aspect of attitudes, which includes self-image, social responsibility, and environmental appreciation, and the understanding aspects of attitudes which include the natural biophysical environment and man and his relationships with the biophysical environment. The guide outlines environmental education as a process based on three levels of student learning experiences: discovery and inquiry, evaluation and problem identification, and problem solving. A table is included to further illustrate the environmental education process. A listing of areas in the community and on the school site suitable for investigation, suggestions for environmental evaluation and identification of improvement opportunities, and related activities are included in the guide. The guide concludes with curriculum considerations such as the organization and implementation of an environmental education program and teacher in-service workshop. (TK)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maine Environmental Education Project, Yarmouth.
Identifiers - Location: Maine
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III