ERIC Number: ED241297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The First National Congress for Environmental Education Futures: Policies and Practices. Conference Proceedings - Policies Track (Burlington, Vermont, August 12-17, 1983).
Gustafson, John A., Ed.; And Others
These conference proceedings on policies and practices for environmental futures are organized in four main sections: plenary sessions; interest-group sessions; resolutions; and recommendations. Among the topic areas addressed during plenary sessions are environmental education (EE) for the 1980s, a television correspondent's perspective of the environment, environmental and educational quality, and conservation education. Interest group presentations focus on topics and issues related to citizen organizations, elementary and secondary education, higher education (including the structure, status, and future of EE at The Ohio State University and a description of the Behavior and Environment Program at the University of Michigan), governmental organizations, industry and business, and youth organizations. The 17 resolutions introduced, debated, and passed are presented along with 36 recommendations focusing on: (1) the formation of a national center and regional demonstration centers for environmental education; (2) environmental literacy, i.e., targeting audiences and programs in reference to changes occurring in the EE community; (3) suggestions for strengthening both institutional and communications arrangements; and (4) information dissemination and electronics interactions to support EE organizations and programs. (BC)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Federal Programs, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Higher Education, Information Networks, Long Range Planning, Nonformal Education, Policy Formation, Program Content, School Business Relationship, Teacher Education
Available from SMEAC Information Reference Center, The Ohio State Univ., 1200 Chambers Rd., 3rd Floor, Columbus, OH 43212 ($5.85).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH. Information Reference Center for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education.