Application of Some Guiding Principles in the Development of a Curriculum for Teaching the Total Human Ecosystem: A Case Study
Actual environmental problems confronting the learner have to serve as the starting point of the curriculum.
One specific environmental issue has to be presented as an inquiry study in depth, exemplifying the complex nature of the human ecosystem.
A system approach is to be used as a basis for understanding the human ecosystem.
The philosophical rationale of the curriculum is to be made explicit for teachers and students.
Opportunities for personal involvement and application of ecological knowledge are to be emphasized in the curricular material.
The curriculum has to be modular and suitable for flexible use by teachers according to the specific needs of their educational situations.
KeywordsJunior High School Environmental Education Curriculum Development Curricular Material Ninth Grade
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