ERIC Number: ED354153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Earth Systems Education: Origins and Opportunities. Science Education for Global Understanding. Second Edition.
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Research Foundation.
This publication introduces and provides a framework for Earth Systems Education (ESE), an effort to establish within U.S. schools more effective programs designed to increase the public's understanding of the Earth system. The publication presents seven "understandings" around which curriculum can be organized and materials selected in a section describing the format of ESE. The rationale for the ESE effort, the need for this approach in the nation's schools, some of the efforts underway and some of the problems that can be foreseen in the implementation of an integrated science curriculum based on ESE are discussed. The following projects in ESE are described: (1) Program for Leadership in ESE (PLESE); (2) Global Change Education; (3) Remote Sensing and On-Line Databases; (4) Biological and Earth Systems Science (BES); (5) Global Change and the Great Lakes; and (6) Earth Systems in the Middle School Curriculum. Comprising half of the document is a collection of journal articles relating to ESE: "Teaching from a Global Point of View"; "Earth Appreciation"; "Earth-Systems Science"; "What Every 17-Year-Old Should Know about Planet Earth: The Report of a Conference of Educators and Geoscientists"; "A Place for EE in the Restructured Science Curriculum"; and "Down to Earth Biology." (MCO)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Global Approach, Integrated Activities, Science Course Improvement Projects, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Scientific Literacy, Teaching Methods
Earth Systems Education Program, The Ohio State University College of Education, 1945 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43210 ($5 plus postage and handling).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of Northern Colorado, Greeley.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Research Foundation.