ERIC Number: ED303316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Earth Science Education for the 21st Century Conference (Alexandria, Virginia, April 19-23, 1988). Executive Summary.
American Geological Inst., Alexandria, VA.
This meeting initiates the planning of new guidelines and a framework for teaching the earth sciences from kindergarten through grade 12. The conference report serves as a discussion paper for a series of American Geological Institute (AGI) regional conferences scheduled for fall and winter, 1988-89. It also provides background for an advisory board and steering committee that will assist AGI in publishing a curriculum planning guide tentatively titled "Kindergarten through Grade 12 Earth Science Education Framework for the 21st Century." Participating scientists in this conference were selected by their agencies on the basis of eminence in their fields, interest in a global approach to the study of Planet Earth, and interest in assisting in the planning of a new earth science education framework. Federal agencies included the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Geological Survey. Included are the rationale for the conference, the goals of the meetings and the AGI education department's long range strategic plans. An outline of the goals and concepts for a 21st century view of Planet Earth is included. (MVL)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Earth Science, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Instructional Development, Long Range Planning, Meetings, Organizations (Groups), Planning, Science and Society, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Geological Inst., Alexandria, VA.