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ERIC Number: ED113144
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug-12
Pages: 58
Abstractor: N/A
An Overview of Environmental Attitudes, Values, and Ethics: A Symposium.
This series of symposium papers examines the phenomena of environmental attitudes, values, and ethics from a psychological, philosophical/religious, and Western religion perspective. The psychological view is examined from three standpoints: the internalist position, explaining behavior from events within the individual; the interactionist position, emphasizing interaction between an individual and the environment; and the externalist position, accounting behavior in terms of events outside of the individual. Illustrations are provided from observations of environmentalists and educators. The author provides suggestions for incorporating these perspectives in environmental education programs. The subscriber of the religious viewpoint believes the environmental crisis to be one of man's understanding of himself. She realizes a need for institutional change, but emphasizes its origin with a self-reform, which can be affected through the schools. The proponent of the Judeo-Christian ethic examines the relationship between God and human beings. This position states that God still owns and controls earth and will do so with or without us; that justice is the priority in achieving harmony with our ecological niche; and that human values are our potential for positive action. The second section of this document presents a series of questions and reports responses of the panelists. (BP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Symposium presented at the Annual Conference of the Conservation Education Association (SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, New York, August 12, 1974)