ERIC Number: ED197123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan-30
Reference Count: 0
Energy Conservation Strategies for Tomorrow's Workers: A Review of Instructional Materials.
Pletcher, Barbara P.; Flagle, Judith E.
This review describes materials (dated 1975 or later) that (1) could be used to teach conservation behaviors that could be implemented by workers in traditional occupations, and (2) address the needs of secondary and postsecondary vocational students with no previous technical training. This list was compiled as a result of a literature search whose purpose was to locate currently available energy use and conservation instructional materials; to determine how well these materials address conservation issues; and to identify the vocational areas in which energy conservation materials are lacking, insufficient, or inappropriate. The materials selected for this review stress on-the-job energy conservation practices in seven vocational education disciplines: agriculture, distributive education, health, home economics, office, technical, and trades and industry. After explaining the search methodology and analyzing the findings, the report provides tables keying the literature described to the seven vocational education areas. The report then provides brief worker conservation behaviors and behaviors that would require few modifications for use with vocational students. An appendix lists bibliographles consulted. (KC)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Conservation Education, Curriculum, Distributive Education, Employee Responsibility, Energy Conservation, Instructional Materials, Literature Reviews, Occupational Home Economics, Office Occupations Education, Postsecondary Education, Research Methodology, Resources, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.