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Eriksen, Clyde H. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1974
Prompted by a continued environmental awareness, Claremont, California established an Environmental Resource Task Force to determine methods of operating an economically and environmentally sound city. This group of lay persons and professionals concluded that environmental quality is economically possible, and made recommendations on planning,…
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Design Requirements, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences
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Howie, Thomas Richard – Journal of Environmental Education, 1974
In this article, the effectiveness of field experience versus classroom experience was statistically compared in cognitive learning. Results indicated the need for a program consisting of four phases involving teacher inservice training, classroom development of advanced organization, outdoor experience, and classroom follow-up with further…
Descriptors: Cognitive Measurement, Concept Teaching, Conservation Education, Ecology
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Johnson, Roger T. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1974
Attitudes towards the wolf were measured among 1,692 individuals who participated at a computerized questionnaire exhibit at the 1972 Minnesota State Fair. Results indicated that age was the most important factor in determining attitudinal patterns. Generally, children under the age of ten had the most negative feelings. (MA)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Childhood Attitudes, Conditioning, Conservation Education
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Mason, Peter F. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1974
Preliminary assessment of Environmental Impact Statements in California indicate that their effectiveness is directly related to the local political structure. Environmental planning is expected to improve as environmental impact reports gain more credence as an information base for city planners. The need for uniform impact guidelines are…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Environmental Standards, Evaluation
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Davis, Craig B.; Surls, Fred – Journal of Environmental Education, 1975
The progress of a three-year college program in environmental education is cited in this article. Successes of the program, as reported, include the ability to integrate the areas of study and to develop a problem-solving approach. The major failure of the program is the lack of community support. (MA)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Problem Solving
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Thomas, William A. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1975
In an attempt to facilitate the dissemination of air quality information, an index was published and sent out to various community groups. A survey of the index recipients indicated that, while it satisfied some, there were definite limitations to the index that included the inability to predict air quality. (MA)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Communication Problems, Environmental Education, Evaluation Methods
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Asch, Joseph; Shore, Bruce M. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1975
In this study, two groups of students were asked to perform a number of tasks that required some conservation knowledge. Evaluation of the tasks was done by outside individuals at an outdoor center. Results indicated that the group trained in environmental conservation were less destructive and more conservational in behavior. (MA)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Conservation (Environment), Conservation Education, Ecology
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Ambry, Edward J. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1975
In an attempt to develop a master plan for environmental education in New Jersey, a K-12 curriculum was made available to all schools as computer based resource units. These curriculum materials were designed to allow teachers and students to choose classroom objectives from a long list of alternatives. (MA)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Conservation Education, Ecology, Environmental Education
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Kupchella, Charles E.; Levy, Gary F. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1975
In designing a course for environmentally aware citizens, the need for an understanding of basic ecological principles was identified and incorporated. Funds for this project were provided by an Environmental Education Act Grant that included tuition and books. Participant feedback indicated that the project was successful in clarifying…
Descriptors: Achievement, Biological Sciences, Curriculum, Ecology
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Stoltman, Joseph P. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1975
The author studied the geographic distribution of the Environmental Education Act, 1972 monies by correlating population per state with the numbers of proposals submitted and funded, and the amount of dollars awarded within each state. Correlation among these variables was relatively high. The author included distribution maps and statistical…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Environmental Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation
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Trent, John H. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1975
In 1972, a questionnaire was sent out to all secondary schools in Nevada to determine the current status of environmental education programs. Results from the returned questionnaires indicated a need for local inservice training, as well as assistance in developing and implementing environmental courses for the individual schools. (MA)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Environmental Education, Science Education, Secondary Education
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Catalano, Ralph A. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1975
The need for personnel trained in understanding environmental impact statements has become apparent. In an attempt to fill this need, the University of California developed a program designed to produce a select number of graduates qualified to assess environmental impact statements. (MA)
Descriptors: Community Action, Curriculum Development, Degree Requirements, Environment
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Hone, Betty – Journal of Environmental Education, 1975
Through the efforts of two educators, a teachers' environmental workshop was developed and implemented with state and college assistance. Workshop sessions were held at the different school sites to discuss their potential as teaching laboratories. (MA)
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, Postsecondary Education
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Baldwin, A. Dwight; And Others – Journal of Environmental Education, 1975
The new Master of Environmental Science degree program at Miami University is interdisciplinary in approach and problem solving in methodology. The training program consists of interdisciplinary core courses designed to develop the problem solving process, and of courses in an area of specialization. The program is considered a success. (MA)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Environmental Education, Higher Education
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