Education and the Environment : Creating Standards-Based Programs in Schools and Districts

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In this timely book, curriculum expert Gerald A. Lieberman provides an innovative guide to creating and implementing a new type of environmental education that combines standards-based lessons on English language arts, math, history, and science with community investigations and service learning projects.

By connecting academic content with local investigations, environmental study becomes not simply another thing added to the classroom ...

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Education and the Environment: Creating Standards-Based Programs in Schools and Districts

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Overview


In this timely book, curriculum expert Gerald A. Lieberman provides an innovative guide to creating and implementing a new type of environmental education that combines standards-based lessons on English language arts, math, history, and science with community investigations and service learning projects.

By connecting academic content with local investigations, environmental study becomes not simply another thing added to the classroom schedule but an engaging, thought-provoking context for learning multiple subjects.

The projects outlined in the book further students’ understanding of the way human and natural “systems” interact locally and globally, and provide the next generation with the knowledge necessary for making decisions that will be critical to their future—and ours.

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“For decades, Gerald Lieberman has been at the forefront of environment-based learning. The concept, which has acquired several names over the years, is essentially this: children and young people learn best when their time in the classroom is augmented by experiences in the wider community . . . School should be more than a polite form of incarceration; it should be a portal to a wider world. Gerald Lieberman’s ongoing work underscores the right of a whole child to feel and be fully alive.” — From the Foreword by Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods

“Jerry has been a true pioneer for decades, breaking trail for the rest of us. What makes his work so impressive is that he not only conceives and writes about new K–12 education models, he finds effective ways to actually implement them on a significant scale. This book recounts some of those great adventures, and provides an indispensable map for any teacher or administrator who seeks new ideas for how to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century.” — James L. Elder, director, Campaign for Environmental Literacy

"Gerald A Lieberman’s Education and the Environment is the most important publication of its type in the past decade. At the heart of the book is his thorough-going explanation of how the environment can serve as the context for standards-based learning. This is an essential book for all practitioners and system-changers." — Annie Levine and Tim Grant, Green Teacher

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612506302
  • Publisher: Harvard Education Publishing Group (H E P G)
  • Publication date: 11/8/2013

Meet the Author


Gerald A. Lieberman is the founding director of the State Education and Environment Roundtable, a cooperative endeavor of sixteen state departments of education, which developed the EIC (Environment as an Integrating Context) Model for environmental study. He also served as the principal consultant for the development of California’s Education and the Environment Initiative, a curriculum now in use by K–12 classrooms throughout the state.
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Table of Contents


CONTENTS

FOREWORD vii
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xi
INTRODUCTION 1

PART ONE: Introducing Environment-Based Education 9
1: Why the Environment Belongs in Today’s Classrooms 11
2: Standards and the Making of EBE 27
3: The Benefits of EBE 45
4: Implementing EBE in a School, District, or State 63

PART TWO: Creating and Implementing an EBE Program 93
5: Planning for Success 95
6: Choosing an Environmental Context 123
7: Connecting Standards to an Environmental Context 147
8: EBE Instructional Materials and Resources 169
9: Student Assessment and Program Evaluation 189

APPENDIX A:
California’s Environmental Principles and Concepts 207

APPENDIX B:
Summary of the EBE Research Data 211

APPENDIX C:
Types of Support That Stakeholders and Partners Can Provide 221

APPENDIX D:
Examples of EBE Community Partners 223

NOTES 229
ABOUT THE AUTHOR 239
INDEX 241

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