ERIC Number: ED107483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
The Status of Environmental Education in Connecticut's Elementary and Secondary Schools 1973-1974.
Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education.
This report is the result of a survey conducted in Connecticut to determine the status of environmental education in the elementary and secondary schools. One major purpose of the survey was to identify the principal strategies used to introduce environmental education to the school programs. The two most popular methods being used nationwide were integration and course addition. Different questionnaires for grades K-6 and 7-12 were developed and distributed throughout the state. The results of the survey indicated that integration was used most often in both elementary and secondary schools; however, the degree to which this method was utilized decreased in the higher grade levels where more course offerings were available. Also, it was found that the environmental education programs were primarily science oriented, at both the elementary and secondary levels. Recommendations included the need for more integration of the social, political, and aesthetic aspects of environmental education, as well as for more inservice teacher preparation and dissemination of information on existing environmental education materials. (MA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education.
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