ERIC Number: ED380306
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Environmental Education. A Guide to Curriculum Planning. Second Edition. Bulletin Number 94371.
Engleson, David C.; Yockers, Dennis H.
This guide is designed to provide assistance and support to school districts for the development of a comprehensive K-12 environmental education program. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of knowledge, attitudes, and skills that would lead to responsible stewardship of the environment. This revised edition provides more in-depth discussion of positive environmental behavior and how to educate toward that end. Infusion of environmental topics into all curricular areas is recommended. Major sections include: (1) an introduction to environmental education plan development (presenting procedures for developing a curriculum plan and characteristics of an ideal plan); (2) rationale and philosophy; (3) goal and subgoals of environmental education program development (including perceptual awareness, knowledge, environmental ethic, citizen action skills, and citizen action experience); (4) theoretical base (discussing developmental theory, behavioral theory, holistic theory, applying research results, and models); (5) how subject areas contribute to environmental education; (6) selecting and developing strategies (addressing classifying educational experiences, helping students develop subgoal skills, dealing with controversial issues, educational technology, and facilities); and (7) evaluation (the purposes of evaluation, evaluation as a continuous activity, and using the results). Appendices include Wisconsin curriculum planning requirements; equity and multicultural education in environmental education; and the Tbilisi Declaration. (LZ)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Improvement, Interdisciplinary Approach, State Curriculum Guides
Publication Sales, Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction, Drawer 179, Milwaukee, WI 53293-0179.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.