ERIC Number: ED226988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Training Student Organizers Curriculum.
Zamm, Michael; Hurtado, Denise
The purpose of this curriculum is to help teachers and field supervisors at the college, high school, and advanced junior high school level train students to organize environmental improvement projects. It can also be used by graduate/undergraduate students who are supervising secondary school students. The curriculum may be started at any point and used within the framework of a regular course, most lessons fitting into the usual 40-50 minute class period. Part I consists of five units related to urban environmental issues and improvement projects. These units focus on energy conservation; urban design/neighborhood open space beautification; solid waste; water sources/quality; and air pollution. Each unit includes an introduction, instructional strategies, and suggested student projects. Suggested activities related to noise, food pollution, and hazardous wastes are also included. Part II consists of six units related to organizing an environmental improvement/citizen participation program. Units focus on rationale for citizen participation; needs assessment and project selection; project planning and initial field organizing; project monitoring and ongoing participation strategies; evaluation methods; and a final unit focusing on legislative action. Aims and instructional strategies are provided for each of these units. (JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: EXXON Corp., New York, NY.; McDonald's Corp., Oak Brook, IL.
Authoring Institution: Council on the Environment of New York City, NY.