ERIC Number: ED412077
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Story So Far...A Brief History of Environmental Youth Work. Environmental Youth Work Briefing.
Council for Environmental Education, Reading (England).
Surveys have repeatedly shown that vast numbers of young people are interested in and concerned about environmental issues. Good youth work is concerned with the interests of young people, so the idea of environmental youth work--taking a youth work approach to environmental education--is a logical development for both environmental and youth work organizations. The Council for Environmental Education (CEE) Youth Unit encourages this approach to environmental work with young people. CEE completed a three-year National Environmental Youth Work Training Program which concentrated on three areas: (1) clarifying what "environmental youth work" means; (2) finding ways of supporting workers and managers in developing good practice; and (3) exploring how training can support the development of the work. These areas form the focus of this briefing. Strategies for youth workers include three basic approaches to environmental education, each with different emphases: (1) political education (focusing on power and decision making); (2) using the outdoors (environmental perspectives on outdoor activity); and (3) personal and social development (exploring issues and action). This briefing also contains sections on building alliances and achieving proposals of Agenda 21 on the local level. (PVD)
Descriptors: Activism, Change Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Group Activities, Organizational Development, Participative Decision Making, Social Responsibility, Student Participation, Student Volunteers, Youth Programs
Council for Environmental Education, The Youth Unit, University of Reading, London Road, Reading RG1 5AQ, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Environmental Education, Reading (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)