ERIC Number: ED123095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Environmental Education; A Source Book for Educators.
Linder, Alice D.
This curriculum guide presents a plan to implement an environmental education program. The main objective of the program is to develop environmental literacy including skills of inquiry, problem solving, managing, and communication, knowledge of environmental interrelationships, and positive attitudes and values toward environmental problems and their solutions. The program emphasizes interdisciplinary, student-centered activities. The guide begins by defining environmental education and its philosophy. A plan is outlined to develop the program: recognize a need, sell the idea, establish a committee, set goals, develop a plan, collect information, determine curricular changes, provide inservice education, pilot the project, support program, and evaluate and recycle. Program settings are discussed including the community, state and regional resources, and national sites. The major portion of the guide discusses curricular design encompassing teaching techniques, environmental literacy objectives, and strategies and approaches for curriculum change. Teaching strategies recommended include a single discipline course, multidisciplinary course, minicourses, enrichment, and community action projects. Finally, the guide discusses two approaches to environmental education: interdisciplinary and single disciplinary. Sample class activities are listed for each approach. The appendices are comprehensive listing resources, references, state and federal agencies, and sample units. (MR)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina