Nvironmental Education and US Policy that supports it

Hello! Thank you for taking this assignment. I will attach a 7 page paper that I want you to add to and expand upon. I simply donat have time to do it myself and youare really my last resort and life saver. I am paying for 9 pages a 3 to expand my existing paper, 2 for an annotated bibliography, and 4 for a 4 page a?white paper.a?br /
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1. Make the body of the paper three pages longer, and make sure it has 15 APA sited sources. Hereas my professoras directions:br /
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Literature Reviewbr /
The work in this class culminates with a literature review: a specific type of papera usually academic in naturea that discusses the published information on a particular subject. Students must use what they have learned and the research they have conducted to construct a literature review on their chosen topics. The minimum length requirement for this assignment will be 2250 words (approximately 10-12 pages), not including the bibliography.br /
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2. Write a 4 page a?white papera? to go along with the literature review. In essence, write an argumentative essay on the topic of the aforementioned research paper and inject personal feelings into it. I personally am pro environmental education and US policies that aid in it. Hereas my professoras instructions:br /
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White Paperbr /
For this class, a white paper is a short persuasive essay that defines a problem and offers a brief solution that is logical and backed by research. The minimum word count for this assignment is 1200 words (approximately 4-6br /
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3. Make a corresponding annotated APA format bibliography for the research paper with 15 sources. Please try not to use websites as sources, unless they are completely relevant. Obviously you can use the sources at the end of my existing paper, but make them APA formatted and add to them until you have 15 total. DO NOT USE a?Easy Biba? or a?End notea? or any automatic APA bibliography generator, it will cause me to fail this assignment. Hereas my professoras instructions:br /
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Using APA guidelines, students will create a complete bibliography that includes as many sources about their research topics as they can find. Students should pick a topic that is broad enough to have a bibliography with at least 15 sources but not so broad that they cannot complete an exhaustive summary of the research of that topic (probably between 15-30 sources). Students will be graded on how well they follow the rules of APA and on how thoroughly they research their topics. Students must then select 12-15 of the most relevant sources related to their topics and create selective annotated bibliographies. More information about these assignments will be available under the a?Assignmentsa? tab on SAKAI. For this assignment, students cannot use any type of citation program (EasyBib, EndNote, etc.). Any evidence of using one of these citation tools can result in an automatic failing grade for the assignment.


Herei??s where my existing paper begins:

Environmental Education

The Industrial Revolution dramatically increased mans environmental footprint and man has responded by becoming more aware, sensitive, and knowledgeable about the world in which he lives. The concept that the environment is an integral part of our lives goes back 250 years to the dawn of the scientific age of innovation. It has been refined and expanded upon as education has become of critical importance to our understanding of our environment. Government support for Environmental Education has helped maintain it as an important public issue in the US and around the world. Today, an Environmental Education includes not only the technical impact that technology has presented, but also the responsibility that industry and individuals have in their approach to maintaining a sustainable geography that is productive as well as healthy.
Modern attitudes towards an Environmental Education have been the result of an evolution in thinking towards the environment that has spanned the last two and a half centuries. Environmental Education traces its roots back to 1762 and the publication of Emile, a novel on educational philosophy that argued that education should focus on the environment (McRea). Wilbur Jackmans 1891 publication of Nature Study for the Common School initiated the Nature Study Movement that was pioneered by the American Nature Study Society headed by the naturalist Liberty Hyde Bailey (McRea). A greater environmental awareness was fostered in the United States by the Romantic Nature Movement and the Progressive Education Movement led by John Dewey (Haskin). In essence, Environmental education did not spring forth fully formed from any one discipline, but rather as a product of a co-evolutionary process within science, public awareness of environmental issues, and educational ideas(Haskin). The Dust Bowl of the 1930s was accompanied by an even greater awareness of our environment and the need for conservation and sustainability.
The movement towards todays concept of environmental education has been rooted in conservation and student inquiry. This was a project-based approach that called for collaborative thinking and reduced the traditional boundaries that existed between disciplines. The Conservation Movement was spearheaded by Aldo Leopold, a Wisconsin educator that advocated an An approach to science that merged environmental thinking, science and life practice(Haskin). This thinking led to the first college degree in conservation at the University of Wisconsini??Stevens Point in 1946 and the coining of the phrase environmental education by Thomas Pritchard, Deputy Directory of the Nature Conservancy, at a meeting of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature in Paris in 1948 (McRea). The next decade would see a greater public awareness of nature and the natural surroundings and a call for increased sensitivity and responsibility in our actions that affect our worlds environment. These attitudes were brought into greater focus by the 1962 publication of Rachel Carsons Silent Spring, a critical review of the devastating effects that man and technology can have on the environment (Haskin). The modern environmental movement had been born and the first Earth Day in 1970 can be considered the birth of the modern national policies on Environmental Education, as well as environmental law and policy.
Since the 1970s, environmental education has been addressed in the US and around the world based on a few basic principles. 1977 marked the worlds first intergovernmental conference on environmental education held at Tbilisi, in the former Soviet republic of Georgia (Archie and McRea). The conference set forth five broad objectives for environmental education that the EPA agreed to and continues to support. These five principles are (1) Awareness and sensitivity to the environment and environmental challenges; (2) Knowledge and understanding of the environment and environmental challenges; (3) Attitudes of concern for the environment and motivation to improve or maintain environmental quality; (4) Skills to identify and help resolve environmental challenges; and (5) Participation in activities that lead to the resolution of environmental challenges (Basic Information). These objectives promote critical thinking to drive the program of Environmental Education rather than advocating a specific viewpoint or stand on an issue.
The year 1970 brought the environment to the forefront of public awareness by the passage of the Clean Air Act, the Water Improvement Act, the creation of the Environmental. Protection Agency (EPA), and the passage of the Environmental Education Act of 1970. According to Bearden, the Environmental Education Act of 1970 Established an Office of Environmental Education in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare