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ERIC Number: ED319615
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Pages: 208
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of Science and Geography Documents and Texts in Ontario Schools from an Environmental Perspective.
Borger, Bill
This study evaluated Ontario Ministry of Education documents and textbooks for environmental content. The documents evaluated were the "Ontario Schools: Intermediate and Senior Divisions" OSIS science and geography curriculum guidelines from grades 7-12. Corresponding textbooks in science and geography were also evaluated. Also investigated was whether the environmental content was presented from an "Environmental Perspective." The "Environmental Perspective" was based on a 20 year analysis of environmental data and issues. Both quantitative and qualitative approaches were used. All of the data used in the analyses are included in the appendices. This study revealed a small amount of environmental content and that this content was not presented from the "Environmental Perspective." Textbooks are negligent in their treatment of environmental issues and this negligence parallels the policies of the Ontario Ministry of Education as revealed in their published curriculum guidelines. (Author/CW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada