ERIC Number: ED255385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Weather Education. Proceedings of the International Conference on School and Popular Meteorological Education (1st, Oxford, England, July 1984).
Walker, J. M., Ed.
The First International Conference on School and Popular Meteorological Education was designed to: (1) examine the need for the general public to be educated in science and mathematics in order to live in today's high technological society; (2) note special attributes that meteorology possesses as a vehicle to teach science and mathematics to all levels, especially to very young children; and (3) discuss methods and programs already underway that can increase scientific and mathematical literacy. These proceedings consist of papers presented at the conference. Among the subject areas addressed in these papers are: the case for scientific and meteorological literacy; activities of the World Meteorological Organization, the Royal Meteorological Society (including its Australian Branch), and the American Meteorological Society; case studies of teaching meteorology, ranging from primary schools to college; use of media (including radio, television, observational data, and photographs), microcomputers, weather watchers networks, and field courses in teaching meteorology; and communicating meteorological knowledge in developing countries. Also provided is information about conference workshops and exhibitions, future prospects, and recommended courses of action to improve general weather literacy. (JN)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Computer Oriented Programs, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Meteorology, Professional Associations, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Weather
Royal Meteorological Society, James Glaisher House, Grenville Place, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1BX, England (4 pounds).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Royal Meteorological Society, Bracknell (England).