ERIC Number: ED291548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Environmental Education: Making the Future More Promising.
Beutler, Lawrence J.
Curriculum Report, v17 n3 Jan 1988
Environmental education is generally thought to be an approach to teaching and learning that will help students develop the knowledge, skills, and values basic to environmental problem solving. This report addresses the need for environmental education and attempts to clarify definitions of some of the efforts such as outdoor education and conservation that have served as forerunners of environmental education. It includes a copy of the conference declaration of the world's first intergovernmental conference on environmental education which was held in Tbilisi, Russia, in 1977. Five basic objectives for environmental education are discussed, along with the need to infuse environmental education into the K-12 curriculum. Included is a set of seven short case studies of exemplary environmental education programs along with a list of resource materials on the subject. (TW)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Global Approach, Interdisciplinary Approach, Outdoor Education, Problem Solving, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Social Studies
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($4.00 subscription; $1.25 each).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.