ERIC Number: ED123087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A National Survey of Need for Environmental Educational Materials.
Ingison, Linda J.; Jeter, Jan
The Wisconsin Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning is proposing the development of an individualized curriculum-instructional program in environmental education. To determine broad national needs in environmental education a survey was conducted of both schools and curriculum coordinators. The survey involved these questions: (1) What is the overall level of interest in a comprehensive environmental education program, and how does this interest relate to what materials are currently available? (2) Should a new environmental program be supplementary or comprehensive, and at which grade level? (3) Are there funds available for purchase of an environmental program, and from what source? The survey indicated current materials are widely used but do not adequately cover certain environmental topics or are not appropriate to several grade levels. The findings also indicated a need for supplementary short-term materials appropriate to several grade levels. Finally, data showed funding available in both science and social studies. Based on the results, a program satisfying the above needs is proposed. (MR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.
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