ERIC Number: ED212483
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Perceptions of the Year 2000: Then, Now, and In The Future. Developing the Critical Analysis Skills and Time Reference Perspective of Proactive Action Students in Environmental and Global Education Curricula.
Peters, Richard Oakes
An overview of future global environmental concerns and a strategy for teaching action skills to students are presented. Information from "The Global 2000 Report" and quotes from 11 different people provide a variety of perspectives on future problems and solutions concerning world food and hunger, economic growth, population, water, air, natural resources, and ecological balance. A Proactive Action Model, consisting of three elements (perception, thought pattern, and action), is proposed as a method of helping students develop the critical thinking and decision-making skills necessary to deal with global environmental problems. Three basic timeline personality types are identified (yesterdays, todays, and tomorrows), and ideal futurists are considered to represent a combination of all three types. A sample unit on global pollution for grades 6-12 demonstrates how the Proactive Action Model works. (DC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Global Horizons, The Center for Applied Ecosocial Studies, Plaistow, NH.