ERIC Number: ED106096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Emerging Issues in Environmental Education.
Stapp, William B.
This paper is chapter 4 of the proceedings of the National Working Conference on Emerging Issues in Environmental Education. It concerns a survey sent to 300 U. S. environmental educators to determine their attitudes toward nine previously identified emerging issues in environmental education. The survey was sent before the conference to working environmental educators who had replied to a previous questionnaire and to individuals who had received a grant from the Office of Environmental Education in 1972 or 1973. The results were used to provide a comparison with the responses of the conference participants and to provide a data base of prevailing attitudes for environmental educators. The paper is divided into three sections which cover the questionnaire development, survey results, and comparison of survey results with conference participant results. The nine emerging issues on which the 45 survey statements are based are social justice, constituency, economics, autonomy, skills, formal education, local-global, values, and support systems. Respondents rated each statement according to agreeability and importance. Responses of the conference participants showed little difference with those of the survey respondents, despite the fact that the conference participants were chosen for their particular concern with the nine emerging issues. (MA)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Natural Resources.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Environmental Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Proceedings of a national working conference (University of Michigan, June 1974)