Summary: Excellence in Environmental Education Guidelines for Learning (K-12) provides students, parents, educators, home schoolers, policy makers, and the public a set of common, voluntary guidelines for environmental literacy achievement. The guidelines support state and local environmental education efforts by setting learner expectations for environmental literacy in 4th, 8th, and 12th grades. Use these guidelines to support your state Environmental Literacy Plan efforts. Read or download from this post.
Excellence in Environmental Education Guidelines for Learning (K-12)
(revised 2010) provides students, parents, educators, home schoolers, policy
makers, and the public a set of common, voluntary guidelines for environmental literacy. The guidelines support state and local environmental education
- Setting expectations for performance and achievement in fourth, eighth, and
- Suggesting a framework for effective and comprehensive environmental
education programs and curricula;
- Demonstrating how environmental education can be used to meet standards set
by the traditional disciplines and to give students opportunities to synthesize
knowledge and experience across disciplines; and
- Defining the aims of environmental education.
These guidelines, organized into
four strands, set a standard for high-quality environmental education in
schools across the country, based on what an environmentally literate person
should know and be able to do. They draw on the best thinking in the field to
outline the core ingredients for environmental education.
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Summary of Learner Guidelines (Two Pages)
Learner Guidelines (Complete Publication)
The Excellence in Environmental Education: Guidelines
for Learning (K-12) Executive
Summary and Self Assessment Tool is also available for use as an easy
reference. As in the full document, the Executive Summary is organized into four
strands, each of which is further delineated by a set of guidelines that
describe a level of skill or knowledge appropriate for each of three grade
levels - fourth, eighth, and twelfth. In the Executive Summary, guidelines for a
particular strand are arranged on two page layouts, so that the user can quickly
understand the flow of guidelines at a grade level or compare how guidelines
progress across the grade levels. It should be remembered that the Executive
Summary is designed to provide only an overview.
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