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Lena, Hugh F. – American Sociologist, 1995
Argues that the theoretical conceptual, methodological, and pedagogical legacies of sociology render it uniquely qualified for integrating service learning into the academic curriculum. Describes the design and development of a pilot program offering a major and a minor in Public and Community Service Studies. (MJP)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Environment
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Escobar, Carole – Physics Teacher, 1990
Discussed are teaching methods that can be used in association with amusement park rides. The basic principles behind the effects of several rides are reviewed and illustrated. (CW)
Descriptors: Computation, Mechanics (Physics), Nonformal Education, Physics
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Morris, Chris – Physics Education, 1990
Described is a mobile hands-on science program called "Light Works" that is brought directly into the classroom. The reasons for the implementation of "Light Works" into primary classrooms is discussed. The advantages and operation of this program are included. (KR)
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Exhibits
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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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Katz, Phyllis – Science and Children, 1986
Describes the origin, development, and activity options of the Hands-On-Science Program. Explains the program's process-oriented, interdisciplinary approach, its staffing procedures, and activity format. Lists the current and future locations of the program. Also provides an example of an activity on solar energy for primary level students. (ML)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Energy Education
Hensel, Karen A. – Outdoor Communicator, 1982
Describes the New York Aquarium's program specifically designed for family learning and teaching. The program's goal is to create an environment where child-parent roles are dropped and where the philosophy that no one of us is as smart as all of us prevails. Strategies for family involvement are outlined. (MH)
Descriptors: Dining Facilities, Family Attitudes, Family Involvement, Family Programs
Kaufmann, Robert B. – Outdoor Communicator, 1983
Outdoor education should educate people in, about, and for the out-of-doors, regardless of age or activity setting, and must document the effects technology has had on leisure as well as on outdoor education. (Author/MH)
Descriptors: Adults, Attitude Change, Camping, Futures (of Society)
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Broniec, Rick – Journal of Chemical Education, 1986
Describes a cooperative program between a school district and local industrial research chemists in which the chemists serve as tutors during after-school hours. Discusses the positive responses to the program in terms of increased student interest, achievement, parental feedback, and the personal gratification of the tutors. (TW)
Descriptors: Chemical Industry, Chemistry, Cooperative Programs, Manufacturing Industry
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King, Kenneth – Studies in Science Education, 1986
Provides a review of the range of innovative science activities in India. Points out some of the parallels with science and science education issues in India and in other countries. Offers perspectives on the state of nonformal science for the public and reforms of science in the schools of India. (ML)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries, National Programs
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Sagi, Yoaz; Shadur, Joe – Nature Study, 1986
Reports on the goals, activities, and governance of Israel's network of field study centers. Describes the spectrum of program offerings that address the needs of various audiences. Also explains the educational, research, and public action elements of the system. (ML)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning
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Rotherham, Ian D. – Nature Study, 1986
Traces the growth and influence of the Sorby Natural History Society in England. Identifies the key personages and accomplishments of the society since its inception to the present. A discussion of future goals and involvements is included. (ML)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Educational History, Environmental Education, Natural Resources
Population Education in Asia and the Pacific Newsletter, 1985
Discusses population education programs in China, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam. Sri Lanka is developing audio-visual materials and integrating population education into secondary science and social studies curricula. Nepal is transmitting nonformal population education messages to adults through…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Material Development
Zeitlyn, Jonathan – Bulletin of Environmental Education, 1985
The Fleet Community Education Center is a working example of successful nonformal local community education. A description of the center and its facilities is provided. (ML)
Descriptors: Community Education, Environmental Education, Nonformal Education, Program Descriptions