ERIC Number: ED155018
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
A Survey of Precollege Energy Education Curricula at the State Level.
Jones, Robert M.; Steinbrink, John E.
This publication includes a survey and descriptions of selected state energy education curriculum materials. The basic tasks of the survey were to determine, (1) if states had systematic energy education programs for their elementary and secondary schools, and (2) if existing curriculum materials met national needs. An instrument to evaluate energy education materials was developed and used. A telephone survey was made of state science curriculum coordinators who did not reply to a mail survey. Generalizations made from survey data include: (1) energy education materials tend to stress technical topics; (2) they often lack consistant core themes and adequate conceptual framework; and (3) they provide little that is useful in developing an alternative energy ethic. Four primary and five more specific secondary recommendations based on survey data and project involvement in energy education are given. The energy curriculum materials of twenty selected states are described and procurement information is included. (MR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Houston Univ., TX. Clear Lake City Branch.