ERIC Number: ED185255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Environmental Quality and Energy Conservation Curriculum Model. Final Report.
Havemen, Jacqueline E.; O'Connell, Kathryn
To provide postsecondary vocational educators with a comprehensive understanding of environmental quality and energy conservation and their relevance to all occupational fields, a project designed a generic curriculum model for postsecondary adult and vocational education and developed documents describing the model. In developing the model, a conceptual framework was used that focused not only on energy resources and technologies, but also on understanding relationships between energy conservation and environmental quality and human need satisfaction. Seventeen content areas were specified and organized into four documents--orientation guide, curriculum content model, resource book, and application guide. (They are also available separately as ED 178 323.) Other activities included development of a knowledge base regarding specific programs into which the model could be integrated, and information dissemination. Evaluation involved an advisory panel review of the appropriateness of the project's approach, educators' review of the documents, and workshop review by classrooom instructors. It was concluded that the model provided an effective starting point for staff development activities (inservice or preservice training) and for educator development or use of energy conservation-related materials. (Appendixes, amounting to approximately one-half of the report, include a Teacher's Energy Guide developed by a community college instructor.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Energy, Energy Conservation, Environmental Education, Environmental Standards, Interdisciplinary Approach, Material Development, Models, Natural Resources, Need Gratification, Postsecondary Education, Power Technology, Quality of Life, Science Education, Teacher Developed Materials, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.