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Gooldstein, Beth V.; Lockwood, Linda G. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1980
Presented is an analysis of the back-to-basics movement and four areas of pedagogical concern that are fundamental to both basic education and environmental education: environmental science, inquiry, cognitive development, and bioethical development. (WB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Cognitive Development, Ecology, Educational Trends
Anderson, Scarvia B. – 1979
In a speech on minimum competency testing, the author discusses four issues which are still unresolved. The first is the need to recognize the political overtones which gave impetus to the competency movement as a reaction against the perceived failures of the schools and teacher education institutions, rather than as a concern for student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Basic Skills