ERIC Number: ED426855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Environmental Education. Bulletin No. 9001.
Fortier, John D.; Grady, Susan M.; Lee, Shelley A.; Marinac, Patricia A.
This guide to Wisconsin's academic standards for environmental education describes the process and development of state environmental standards. Designed for administrators, school board members, and teachers, the guide explains the purpose and goals of creating standards and contains a brief history of environmental education in Wisconsin. The standards are divided into five sections: (1) Questioning and Analysis; (2) Knowledge of Environmental Processes and Systems; (3) Environmental Issue Investigation Skills; (4) Decision and Action Skills; and (5) Personal and Civic Responsibility. Each section is then subdivided into content standards and performance standards for Grades 4, 8, and 12. Emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary approaches to environmental education, using environmental education as a theme throughout the K-12 curriculum; developing critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, and communication skills; and encouraging responsible citizenry and community skills. A glossary of terms is included. (SJR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, State Standards
Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction, Publication Sales, Drawer 179, Milwaukee, WI 53293-0179; Tel: 800-243-8782 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin