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Title NOAA's education program : review and critique / Committee for the Review of the NOAA Education Program ; John W. Farrington and Michael A. Feder, editors ; Board on Science Education ; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2010.

Subject United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Office of Education.
Environmental sciences -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Meteorology -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Oceanography -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Marine resources -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Coastal zone management -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Earth sciences -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Government aid to education -- United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Alt Name Farrington, John W.
Feder, Michael A., 1977-
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee for the Review of the NOAA Education Program.
National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences.
Add Title National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration education program
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 184 pages) : illustrations, map
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-159).
Contents Overview and introduction -- NOAA's role in the education landscape -- The education portfolio and effective practices -- Overview and critique of NOAA's education programs -- Current evaluation framework and existing evaluation efforts -- Conclusions and recommendations.
Summary "There is a national need to educate the public about the ocean, coastal resources, atmosphere and climate. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the agency responsible for understanding and predicting changes in the Earth's environment and conserving and managing coastal and marine resources to meet the nation's economic, social and environmental needs, has a broad mandate to engage and coordinate education initiatives on these topics. Since its creation in 1970, the NOAA has supported a variety of education projects that cover a range of topics related to the agency's scientific and stewardship mission. NOAA uses formal and informal learning environments to enhance understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to advance environmental education. The work of this agency overlaps and compliments the missions of other federal agencies, institutions of higher education, private and nonprofit organizations. Coordination among these agencies and organizations has been challenging. Limited education resources and the inherently global nature of NOAA's mission make strategic partnerships critical in order for the agency to accomplish its goals. Additionally, clear education goals, planning, and strategic use of resources are critical aspects for effective partnerships. NOAA's Education Program: Review and Critique provides a summary of the national education context for NOAA's role in education which is twofold: first is to advance the environmental literacy of the nation, and second is to promote a diverse workforce in ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, atmospheric and climate sciences. The book also describes the strengths and weaknesses of the education strategic plan, the education evaluation approach of the agency and strategies for improving the evaluation process."--Publisher's description.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780309151245 (electronic bk.)
0309151244 (electronic bk.)
1282787403
9781282787407
0309151236
9780309151238
OCLC # 665095344
Additional Format NOAA's education program. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2010 0309151236 (OCoLC)587078082