ERIC Number: ED294720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Earth Day and Environmental Education: Retrospect and Prospect. IES Monograph 1.
Berberet, William G.
The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970. This monograph is an attempt to analyze the environmental improvement efforts since that time, with emphasis on environmental education and environmental studies. It is claimed that environmental policies developed over the past 17 years have failed to incorporate adequately the human dimension in relationships between people and their environment. Environmental education and environmental studies programs not only have failed to address cultural or human ecology substantively, but have evolved in a manner largely isolated from both the teacher education curricular mainstream and the humanities and science disciplines. Environmental educators are challenged to get on the "cutting edge" of the scholarly and education mainstream. (TW)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Global Approach, Higher Education, International Cooperation, International Organizations, Natural Resources, Problem Solving, Professional Associations, Quality of Life, Science and Society, World Problems
Institute for Environmental Studies, Office of Publications, Information, and Outreach, 550 North Park Street, 15 Science Hall, Madison, WI 53706 (single copies free while supply lasts).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Environmental Studies.