ERIC Number: ED141217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Implementing Energy Education in Florida's High Schools: A Two-Week Credit Institute for Teachers in South Florida. Final Report, Volume I.
Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Environmental Education Project.
A 1977 inservice teacher training workshop in implementing energy education in Florida high schools is described. Designed for secondary teachers of science, social studies, vocational education, environmental studies, and home economics, the two-week workshop provided specific content instruction and teaching methods related to energy and energy conservation. Thirty-five teachers were given an overview of energy, environment, economics, and ethics through investigation of topics such as nuclear power, alternative energy sources, biological energy systems, and electrical power generation. Speakers included environmental experts from state and local government, universities, private industry, and citizens' organizations. Participants were introduced to curriculum models and given the opportunity to develop their own energy education units. It was recommended that future institutes include more equal representation of teachers from all target disciplines, increased urban participation, flexibility of workshop schedules, and an advance mailing of readings to each participant. The document includes a list of participants, a daily schedule of activities, a media and materials list, and evaluation forms. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Energy, Energy Conservation, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Professional Training, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Energy Research and Development Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Environmental Education Project.