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In the lights of the most pertinent challenge, how do the science departments of representative high schools in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced counties meet the problem? What are their courses of study? In what courses is conservation of natural resources taught? What objectives do the various science departments have in teaching conservation? Are the teachers adequately prepared to teach conservation.
It is in an attempt to determine the answers to these questions that this study was undertaken. In order to determine the adequacy and effectiveness of the conservation education program in certain San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced county high schools the present study has attempted to analyze the following: (1) The courses of study of the science departments of certain high schools of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced counties. (2) The methods used in the teaching of conservation of natural resources in these high schools. (3) The objectives used in the teaching of conservation of natural resources in these high schools. (4) The adequacy of teacher preparation in the teaching of conservation of natural resources.
Drake, Donald Marling. (1957). A survey of conservation education in the high schools of Stanislaus, Merced, and San Joaquin Counties with enrollments of five hundred or more students. University of the Pacific, Thesis. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/1351