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ERIC Number: ED543763
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1950
Pages: 80
Abstractor: ERIC
Better Living through Wise Use of Resources. Bulletin, 1950, No. 15
Hatcher, Halene
Office of Education, Federal Security Agency
As never before, nations the world over are considering conservation a problem of vital concern to all peoples and an obligation which must be accepted by each person. It is becoming increasingly recognized that steps leading toward the establishment of harmonious relations between man and his environment will go a long way toward resolving the world's paramount problem--that of effecting continuing peace among peoples. The people of the United States have long expressed their concern for conservation through programs of education and action carried on by Federal and State governmental agencies and through programs outside the Government. This country also has actively cooperated in international programs to further conservation. The schools of America have contributed substantially to the achievement of conservation goals in this country. The ultimate success of any conservation program depends on public opinion, and public opinion can be created through education. In a democratic society, no approach to the problem of counteracting the destruction and impoverishment of natural resources can be effective that neglects education as a mean for developing an informed citizenry which understands conservation problems, policies, and practices. This bulletin seeks to provide school administrators, supervisors, and teachers with basic understandings related to the problems of resource use and the effects of resource impairment upon human welfare and national security. It suggests educational measures for vitalizing the teaching of conservation at all levels of learning. It also contains a major bibliography of materials for students and teachers. The bibliography includes annotations of books and articles, charts and maps, pamphlets, teaching units, and lists of references related to various aspects of conservation education. This bulletin is a resource upon which administrators and teachers may draw in developing conservation education programs which meet the needs of their schools and communities. (Contains 37 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Office of Education, Federal Security Agency.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Security Agency, Office of Education (ED)