ERIC Number: ED427826
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Partnering To Build a Quality Workforce: Critical Issues in Environmental Technology Education at Two-Year Colleges. A Report of the National Forum on Critical Issues in Environmental Technology Education at Two-Year Colleges (Washington, D.C., March 2-4, 1995).
Kabat, Ellen J.; Friedel, Janice Nahra; Senew, Mike
The National Forum on Critical Issues in Environmental Technology Education at Two-Year Colleges addressed critical issues relevant to environmental technology education in the United States. Forty-three participants from across the country who attended the 1995 Forum represented business and industry, two-year colleges, four-year colleges and universities, secondary schools, professional societies and federal agencies with an interest in the education of environmental technicians. This publication reports on the Forum's activities and identifies critical issues in environmental technology programs. It aims to assist academia, industry, and government in implementing a number of recommendations, which include: (1) creating clear definitions of terms; (2) respecting environmental technicians as professionals; (3) developing a national strategy for marketing environmental technology programs; (4) standardizing competencies in environmental technology programs; (5) stressing critical thinking in students via application of skills to real-life situations; (6) facilitating communication; (7) integrating environmental issues into all educational levels; and (8) establishing alliances. More detailed recommendations fall under the topics of professionalism, curriculum and program development, environmental equity and human resources, employment needs, and transferability of credits. (AS)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Advanced Tech. Environmental Education Center, Bettendorf, IA.