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Cooper, R. Douglas; Smith, Bradley F. – Environmental Education and Information, 1989
As North America increasingly becomes an urban society, questions surface as to the role and direction of environmental education programs. Such programs may hold potential in abating some of the problems inherent with contemporary inner city youth. Several successful on-going programs are reviewed. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Olokesusi, Femi – Environmental Education and Information, 1987
Attempts to identify the need for support communication in water development projects in developing countries. Describes how the support communication process could be planned and implemented in ways that would enhance environmental quality. Focuses on water projects in the rural areas of developing nations. (TW)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Communications, Conservation (Environment), Depleted Resources
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Wheeler, Keith – Environmental Education and Information, 1985
Examines the historical background of environmental education and traces its geographical diffusion and international dispersion. Identifies the main strands of events that lead to the origin and spread of the international environmental education movement. Also presents individual philosophies that have influenced environmental thought. (ML)
Descriptors: Conferences, Conservation Education, Educational Philosophy, Educational Trends
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Smith, Bradley F.; Vaughn, Phyllis W. – Environmental Education and Information, 1986
Provides descriptions of the various types of nature centers with emphasis on how they are funded, managed, and staffed. Includes a listing of the programs offered by nature centers. (ML)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Educational Facilities, Educational Finance, Environmental Education
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Enger, Eldon D. – Environmental Education and Information, 1986
Explains the approaches taken by higher education institutions for instruction of environmental content. These include changes in course content, the development of specific environmental courses, and the development of a planned curricula that emphasizes environmental education. (ML)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Curriculum, Course Organization, Curriculum Development
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Warfield, John N. – Environmental Education and Information, 1985
Examines the major reasons for the slow pace of institutionalization of environmental education in schools. Offers the Regional Environmental Learning System (RELS) as a model of a coordinating base for program evaluation and maintenance. Also identifies this concept's specific characteristics and its set of primary roles. (ML)
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Environmental Education, Human Resources, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Lemons, John – Environmental Education and Information, 1985
Provides brief descriptions of models of general types of environmental leadership programs. Summarizes the characteristics of conventional approaches to teaching values and skills. Also, elaborates on four examples of leadership programs, reviewing their distinctive features. (ML)
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Higher Education, Holistic Approach, Humanistic Education
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Frost, S. – Environmental Education and Information, 1984
Despite the difficulties of quantifying the educational value of field work, the response of those who participate can be a valuable indicator of success or failure. Study tours have a distinct function that needs wise exploitation if full benefit is to be gained and expenditure justified against ever-increasing travel costs. (Author)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Environmental Education, Field Instruction, Field Trips
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Hibbert, Oliver D. – Environmental Education and Information, 1984
Describes some simple solar energy experiments, reviews real life examples of solar energy, and lists areas where solar energy can fit into existing school science curricula. Instructions for making equipment needed, a discussion of recent developments in thermal systems and photovoltaics, and a bibliography are included. (JN)
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Equipment
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Dolin, Eric Jay – Environmental Education and Information, 1984
Suggests that all students should be aware of their environment at precollege levels and build upon this awareness with a solid, moderately structured curriculum at the college level. A curriculum is outlined which is intended to produce an environmentally conscious citizenry as well as capable professional environmentalists. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives
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Diamond, Lawrence – Environmental Education and Information, 1984
Defines and discusses critical issues for each of Canada's coastal regions (Pacific, Arctic, Atlantic, and Great Lakes) in environmental, technological, social, and political contexts; reviews recent efforts to obtain and use environmental information; and highlights alternative ways of achieving better stewardship. (Author/DH)
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Marine Education
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Gibson, Robert; Patterson, Grace – Environmental Education and Information, 1984
Compares and contrasts the Canadian federal Environmental Assessment and Review Process (EARP) and the Environmental Assessment Act of Ontario, two different approaches to evaluating potential environmental consequences of proposed projects. Indicates that the federal process is flexible but vulnerable to inconsistency/compromise; and that…
Descriptors: Environmental Standards, Evaluation, Federal Programs, Foreign Countries
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Imahori, Kozo – Environmental Education and Information, 1984
Discusses environmental education (EE) in Japan by examining the historical background, the conservation stage (1947-1960), the Kogai stage (1960-1975), the development stage (1975-present), EE research, and environmental lectures as an effective interdisciplinary subject for undergraduates. Kogai is defined as harmful or unpleasant effects on…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Conservation Education, Educational Trends, Environmental Education
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David, Hubert V. – Environmental Education and Information, 1984
Describes activities of the European Environmental Bureau by considering: (1) the European community's affect on the quality of life and the environment; (2) involvement with member organizations; (3) developmental matters related to the emphasis of programs; and (4) general assemblies of its member organizations. (BC)
Descriptors: Ecology, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, International Organizations
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Ealey, E. H. M. – Environmental Education and Information, 1985
Discusses the growth of environmental education in all grade levels in Australia. Reports that environmental legislation exists in every state and that pre-service, inservice, and degreed environmental programs are offered throughout the country. Data on tertiary level courses and a detailed description of Monash University's program are also…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Higher Education
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