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ERIC Number: ED392635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Pages: 110
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Benchmarks on the Way to Environmental Literacy K-12.
Roth, Charles E. Ed.
The goal of environmental education is to develop an environmentally literate citizenry, thus environmental education focuses on empowering individuals to deal effectively with positive and negative relationships between people and their environments. In 1993, the Secretaries Advisory Group on Environmental Education (SAGEE) subcommittee on environmental literacy developed its environmental literacy benchmarks project. This document is the result of deliberations of the project over the following three years. The focus of this initial effort is the K-12 years of schooling and youth groups. The benchmarks in this document are standards established for knowledge, skills, and attitudes that indicate progress toward a mature environmental literacy. They are tools to be used in designing formal and nonformal curricula and programs and are also guidelines for use in developing assessment tools for programs and for marking individual progress. (JRH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Secretary's Advisory Group on Environmental Education, Littleton.