ERIC Number: ED115530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Education for Policy Decisions on Our Continental Environment.
Hepburn, Mary A.
The basic model of a secondary-level interdisciplinary environmental education curriculum development project being developed by the University of Georgia is described. International environmental problems require citizens to act politically either by direct participation or through the indirect but often powerful force of public opinion. Hence, environmental education must be education for political decision making. The four basic components of the model curriculum are: (1) knowledge of the scientific foundations of environmental problems, (2) insights into the trade-offs of various natural and social advantages and disadvantages involved in making environmental choices, (3) sensitivity to the public political climate within and among nations in regard to environmental issues, and (4) practice and skill in applying these other proficiencies to making thoughtful environmental decisions on public policy. Each component area is more fully described by drawing examples from some transnational problem areas of the Canadian-American environment. Course requirements and activities using the model are also described. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for Geographic Education (Toronto, Ontario, October 16, 1975)