ERIC Number: ED144789
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Growth Implications and the Earth's Future: A Study of Curriculum Materials and Student Views.
Felt, Marilyn Clayton; And Others
This book presents the results of a study done to determine whether the curricula available for secondary students are adequate for understanding growth implications of resource usage and for making predictions about the earth's future. The first section of the book is concerned with the evaluation committee's concensus on pedagogical criteria, curriculum goals, and underlying concepts. The second section relates the evaluation findings from the student perspective. (Secondary students were questioned with respect to world views, conceptual understanding, and problem identification, analysis, and evaluation.) The third section gives a review of the curriculum materials based on teacher evaluations and the last section states the numerous conclusions drawn from the study. The latter discusses eight areas of evaluation including student differences, pedagogy and teacher preparation, and systems skills. An appendix contains the student interview questions and the teacher curriculum review form, listings of the publishers surveyed and the educators and practitioners interviewed, and a bibliography of the curriculum materials reviewed. (MA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Bros. Fund, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
Note: Portions of pages 85, 106, 108, and 110 and all of page 113 have been deleted due to copyright restrictions