Bibliography: Ecology (page 607 of 627)

This bibliography is independently curated for the Water Protectors . Info website.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Chicago Farm Foundation, B. Jan McCulloch, FL. Miami-Dade Junior Coll, Kathryn Horsley, Jeffry H. Larson, Mark C. Schug, Nancy L. Jackson, Clearing, Katherine L. Stone, and Pacifica Programs.

Hausler, Jeanette (1971). Selling a Book. Intended principally for use with Spanish-speaking students from South and Central America and the Caribbean who have migrated to the United States, this text outlines ways to develop interest in reading good literature. The main literary theme reflected through the literary selections concerns the worldwide problem of maingaining an ecological balance between nature and mankind. Performance objectives are prescribed which help develop skills related to literary analysis, vocabulary development, and oral expression. The guide is written principally in Spanish.   [More]  Descriptors: Audiolingual Skills, Conversational Language Courses, Cultural Education, Ecology

Lunneborg, Patricia W.; Lunneborg, Clifford E. (1971). Evaluation of Environmental Education in the Sedro-Woolley School District. This report details the evaluation of 25 teachers who during 1970-71 participated in an environmental inservice workshop. They, plus a control group of 22 teachers, were tested before and after the workshop with two environmental awareness surveys. These surveys did not indicate a greater final knowledge of environment in the experimental teaching group. Changes in values occurred, however, with significant shifts in the experimental teaching group towards idealism and humanism and away from both a scientific and economic orientation towards life. Part II, the major portion of this report, contains seven individual project reports done by psychology undergraduate and graduate students for participating teachers who wished research assistance. Through observation and awareness analysis they evaluated the effectiveness of the environmental learning packages which the teachers had developed and then used in their elementary and junior high classes. The overall teacher training and curriculum development plan of the Northwest Environmental Education Center (NEEC) is outlined in SO 002 082.   [More]  Descriptors: Attitude Change, Classroom Research, Curriculum Evaluation, Ecology

Steinberg, Phillip E. (1997). Political Geography and the Environment, Journal of Geography. Reviews recent theoretical advances in political geography, particularly those that stress the political conflict behind the production of space. Discusses how this has impacted the study of environmental phenomena such as hazards, human-land relationships, development, and international environmental governance. Suggests ways that political geography can inform environmental education. Descriptors: Ecology, Economic Factors, Educational Trends, Environmental Education

Rivera, Paul R. (1970). Giving an International Perspective to Social Studies Instruction. Described is a media exercise which involved social studies curriculum specialists department chairmen, and classroom teachers in the Baltimore County Public Schools. The exercise was designed and utilized as a model of the content and processes that should be involved in developing an international perspective in social studies programs. The exercise served as a model in that it raised the kinds of questions that must precede curriculum decision-making; it encouraged the type of setting and stimulated the dialogue necessary to the success of this task. Participant discussion, as well as an examination of recent social studies and area studies projects pointed up the essentially regional or cultural construct that serves as a framework for the "international studies" of students.  Two frames of reference for social studies programs which seek to prepare pupils to function effectively are suggested: 1) a global systems view; and, 2) the world of "probable futures". Others mentioned include: studies of decision-making and conflict resolutions in settings like the Cuban Missile Crisis; and comparative studies of such global phenomena as political development, social, and economic change, etc. It is not the presence of the traditional, regional, and cultural framework that is opposed here, but the near dominance of that approach in "international studies".   [More]  Descriptors: Area Studies, Citizenship, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Design

Miami-Dade Junior Coll., FL. (1970). Man and Environment. Revised Curriculum. An adisciplinary, general education course for students of community colleges is outlined in this document. The one-year course was developed during two workshops, attended by representatives from community colleges throughout the country. The course is structured in modules to allow for flexibility in the sequencing of course content, and to facilitate interchange of instructional plans and materials. There are 32 modules in all. Each module outline provides general and specific objectives, and subunit topics. In addition to the more traditional environmental topics, subjects covered by these modules include: 1) the nature of man; 2) value systems–ecological priorities; 3) belief systems; 4) the myths of technology; 5) impact of political systems; and 6) impact of economic systems. A study guide to accompany the course will be available in March 1972. Miami Dade is planning to offer the course for college credit over open circuit television. (A related document is SO 001 888).   [More]  Descriptors: Broadcast Television, College Freshmen, Community Colleges, Conservation Education

Pacifica Programs (1972). Pacifica Programs 1972 Catalog. Audiotapes for alternative educational and cultural institutions have been selected from Pacifica's Tape Archives of over 10,000 programs for this third annual catalog. This 1972 catalog supercedes all previous Pacifica Tape Library publications, and includes many listings from previous years. The programs are listed under appropriate subject headings; each listing is provided with a brief description which includes its length in minutes. Subject areas under which the tapes are grouped include various minority and disadvantaged groups, ecological problems, drugs, alternative education, student dissent and peace, law and order, prison conditions, science and the threat of atomic war, broadcast industry, politics in America, psychology, philosophy, Asia, the Soviet Union, Africa, famous names, and creative people. Descriptors: Activism, African Culture, Audiotape Recordings, Broadcast Industry

Clearing (1991). The Endangered Species Act: The Law of Last Resort. Discussed is the possibility that the salmon found in the Columbia River (Idaho) is an endangered species. A list of threatened or endangered animal species in the Pacific Northwest is included. Activities that deal with the topics of diversity, endangered species, and what is being done about them are provided. Descriptors: Animals, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Elementary School Science

Horsley, Kathryn; And Others (1972). Environment and Population. A Sourcebook for Teachers. The primary objective of this sourcebook is to help the teacher relate causes and consequences of population change to other social and environmental issues already being explored in the classroom. Sources suggested here are for use as supplementary material to be integrated into existing curricula. Divided into main sections that cover Contemporary Issues, Family Life, Health, History or Social Studies, Science, and Sociology, each chapter is also divided by concepts, and contains supportive discussion, suggested activities, references, recommended readings, and a list of relevant films. All of the chapters except two, Contemporary Issues and Sociology, are divided into Level I (most appropriate for students in grades 7-9), and Level II (geared more to the interests and abilities of high school students).   [More]  Descriptors: Activity Units, Concept Teaching, Demography, Ecology

Wilson, Stephan M.; Larson, Jeffry H.; McCulloch, B. Jan; Stone, Katherine L. (1997). Dyadic Adjustment: An Ecosystemic Examination, American Journal of Family Therapy. Examines the relationship of background, individual, and family influences on dyadic adjustment, using an ecological perspective. Data from 102 married couples were used. Age at marriage for husbands, emotional health for wives, and number of marriage and family problems as well as family life satisfaction for both were related to dyadic adjustment. Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Age, Data Analysis, Ecology

Clearing (1990). The Green Pages: Environmental Education Activities K-12. Presented are 20 science activities for students K-12. Topics include role playing, similarities between urban and forest communities, ecosystems, garbage, recycling, food production, habitats, insects, tidal zone, animals, diversity, interest groups, rivers, spaceship earth, ecological interactions, and the cost of recreation. Descriptors: Animals, Astronomy, Conservation (Environment), Ecology

Jackson, Nancy L.; Cerrato, Maureen Lally; Elliot, Norbert (1997). Geography and Fieldwork at the Secondary School Level : An Investigation of Anthropogenic Litter on an Estuarine Shoreline, Journal of Geography. Reports on a field project that allowed students to engage in problem solving, gather field data, and apply geographic concepts and tools. Students conducted a topographic survey of a shoreline and classified, counted, and weighed litter collected from the shoreline. Discusses the classification system and the students' findings. Descriptors: Ecology, Environmental Education, Estuaries, Experiential Learning

Clearing (1990). The Green Pages: Environmental Education Activities K-12. Presented are 37 environmental science activities for students in grades K-12. Topics include water pollution, glaciers, protective coloration, shapes in nature, environmental impacts, recycling, creative writing, litter, shapes found in nature, color, rain cycle, waste management, plastics, energy, pH, landfills, runoff, watersheds, transpiration, urban habitats, suburban development. Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Creative Writing, Ecology, Elementary School Science

Schug, Mark C.; Shaw, Jane S. (1997). The Economics of Saving Endangered Species: A Teaching Activity, Social Education. Argues that well-intentioned government policies, such as the Endangered Species Act, can actually cause harm to endangered species by creating disincentives to preserving the habitat for endangered species. Maintains that the use of incentives can lead to voluntary species protection. Includes instructions for an in-class teaching activity. Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Developing Nations, Ecology, Economic Development

Farm Foundation, Chicago, IL. (1970). Increasing Understanding of Public Problems and Policies. A Group Study of Four Topics in the Field of Extension Education. The publication contains thirteen reports from the Twentieth National Agricultural Policy Conference held September 22-25, 1970, at Pokagon State Park, Angola, Indiana. The conference was designed to assist extension workers by broadening their perspective, understanding, and handling of the methodology of public affairs education. Four topics in the field of extension education were studied. In Part I, "The University's Role in Public Policy Education", a strategy is offered which would enable the university to serve more fully the need of citizens for knowledge toward public decision making. Part II, "Policy Issues for the Seventies", points out that many decisions in agriculture today are being made by non-farm people, and suggests ways of broadening the base of public support for agricultural programs, issues, and people. Part III, "Income Maintenance Programs", examines goals, objectives, criteria, types, and rural impacts of income maintenance programs. In Part IV, "Environment and the Quality of Life", the relationship between agricultural and non-agricultural uses of rural environment is discussed, including problems of pollution which create a need for policies in the rural environment, and problems of population and the relationship of the quality of life to these topics. Institutional alternatives for improving our environment are explained.   [More]  Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Trends, Conference Reports, Ecology

Kneeshaw, Stephen (1996). The Internet, E-mail, and the Environment, OAH Magazine of History. Describes an undergraduate class activity where students write a letter of substance (thoughtful argument supported by facts) to someone they feel has a direct impact on the environment. Future assignments include replicating this process on e-mail. Includes a brief discussion of environmentally related Web sites. Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Uses in Education

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