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ERIC Number: ED163525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
World Environmental Communication and Education Needs: How They Vary, What It Means.
Horn, B. Ray
Results of an assessment of the needs of 136 countries for environmental communication, education, and information resources are reported in this paper. Following an overview of the procedures used in conducting the assessment, levels of needs for environmental education (EE) resources are reported for Africa, the Arab states, Asia, Latin America, and northern, western, eastern, and southern Europe. The needs of North America are then compared in narrative and tabular form with worldwide needs in seven EE categories: legislation, funds, organizations, personnel, physical facilities, instructional materials, and programs. Five major themes are then elaborated that reflect recent trends in thinking about world development problems, and discussions are presented related to the relationship between EE and overall national development, the international transfer of EE technologies, and major guidelines for EE program development within North America. The central thesis of the paper, which parallels the views of Fritz Schumacher in "Small Is Beautiful," is that people can best meet their wants by scaling them down to what they really need and by developing socially and environmentally appropriate technologies to help satisfy those needs. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A