ERIC Number: ED326726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Environmental Education in Technical and Vocational Education. A Discussion Document for Unesco Training Seminars on the Incorporation of Environmental Education into Technical and Vocational Education. Environmental Education Series 24.
This paper is intended to serve as the basis for discussion of the scope and place of environmental education in technical and vocational education. It is addressed primarily to administrators, curriculum developers, and other active participants in the definition of scope and content of technical and vocational courses. After a brief introduction that sets out the main reasons why environmental subjects should be given increased attention in technical and vocational education, a second chapter deals with the primary environmental issues involved. Both the outer environment (including such issues as waste disposal and recycling) and the inner environment (the workplace) are considered. Chapter 3 identifies the elements of environmental risks that are related to the various levels and sectors of technical and vocational education. Chapter 4 focuses on the integration of environmental education into the curriculum, including when such elements are best made part of the teaching of other subjects or skills and when they may form a separate subject. Chapter 5 discusses the effects on teacher/instructor training requirements when more attention is given to environmental issues in technical and vocational education. The final chapter summarizes the paper. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Science, Technical and Environmental Education.
Note: Product of the Unesco-UNEP International Environmental Education Programme. For a related document, see CE 056 597.