ERIC Number: ED497216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
An Education Plan for NOAA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Donald L. Evans has said, "Environmental Literacy is critical to enable learners of all ages to pursue knowledge, produce advanced products, and enhance personal growth." The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recognizes it has a role and a responsibility to the nation in advancing education leading to such a literate society. In order to effectively carry out this work, NOAA recently established an Office of Education and Sustainable Development (OESD) and an Education Council. Their role is to lead NOAA in articulating, assessing and sustaining a comprehensive education program directly supporting the Agency's mission. The Council is comprised of representatives across NOAA, including members from programs with long-standing education mandates. OESD and the Education Council were assigned the critical task of creating a Plan for Education to move the Agency to the forefront of environmental literacy efforts. This Plan builds on existing efforts and provides a basis for strategic investment of resources. It is based on a multi-level approach and serves many constituents and partners at national, regional and local levels. The Plan is the product of a network within NOAA, in collaboration with external partners, and is consistent with national efforts. The planning effort incorporates external evaluation and review. Upon its adoption, it will be implemented in a phased approach. NOAA's Plan for Education outlines the vision and scope necessary to address exponential increases in society's information needs and bring the riches of NOAA data and information to all learners.
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Oceanography, Marine Education, Information Needs, Institutional Mission, Institutional Role, Partnerships in Education, Information Dissemination
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Sponsor: Department of Commerce, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Washington, DC. Office of Global Programs.