ERIC Number: ED328369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1943-Feb
Conservation Education in Rural Schools. Yearbook. February 1943.
Bathurst, Effie G., Ed.
This 1943 National Education Association yearbook was written to teach rural educators about conservation education in the United States. The general purposes of the book are: (1) to describe the major problems of conservation education; (2) to give specific illustrations of what specialists believe rural schools should teach; (3) to present reports from teachers, principals, and supervisors telling what children are doing and learning; and (4) to furnish sources of information for teachers and students. The book focuses on activities of teachers and children successfully engaged in actual conservation projects, describing existing conservation education programs that may prove stimulating to schools and communities considering similar programs for their own classrooms. Chapter 1 offers a general overview of conservation with examples of existing threats to the environment. Chapter 2 discusses conservation education, issues and resources, and some conservation organizations. Chapter 3 contains examples of actual children's projects, as described by their educators. Chapter 4 discusses human resources conservation, focusing on health and education, and reports on several successful efforts to raise communities' living standards and awareness through conservation education projects. Chapter 5 provides a general summary of the book and a bibliography of approximately 180 publications on conservation. (TES)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Community Education, Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Depleted Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Human Resources, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Program Development, Rural Education, Rural Environment, School Activities
Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Dept. of Rural Education.