ERIC Number: ED331698
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Promising Materials, Projects, and Programs for Environmental Education. ERIC/SMEAC Environmental Education Digest No. 2.
Disinger, John F.
Development of numerous materials projects and programs is a continuing characteristics of environmental education. Most have been modest, local in scope, and short-lived. But in recent years many have become more ambitious, substantive, and sophisticated, more effectively designed and better positioned to make significant educational impacts on selected audiences. This digest briefly describes several of these activities: "Operation Earth" (Public Broadcasting System Program); "National Issues Forum" (an environmental reader featuring 200 short scripts); "Earthwatching" (provides models for public discussion); "Essential Learnings" (joint project between Centre for Environment in India and State University of New York at Syracuse); "Activity Guide Evaluation" (comprehensive curriculum evaluation project by California State Department of Education); and "Standards Development" (American Society for Testing and Materials exploration of needs in establishing voluntary standards). A list of six selected references is provided. (CW)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Literature Reviews, Program Descriptions, Science Education
ERIC/SMEAC, The Ohio State University, 1200 Chambers Road, Room 310, Columbus, OH 43212 ($1.50).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.