(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Applying concepts of adult education to improve weather and climate literacy

published at : Environmental literacy

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ARNDT D.S. (1) ; LADUE D.S. (2) ;
(1) Climatological Survey National Weather Center, Oklahoma, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms National Weather Center, Oklahoma, ETATS-UNIS


The increased importance of climate and climate-change issues has fostered a new emphasis on "climate literacy" for the American and global population. This paper is intended to provide some insight into the theory and practice of adult education, which differs from "traditional" (school-age and post-secondary) education in several important ways. These fundamental differences will be introduced and discussed. In addition, how and why adults change provides important insights to the practice of adult education and has been proven to help design adult education programs with real outcomes. Finally, some aspects of existing weather and climate literacy programs in Oklahoma are presented as examples of the practice, and challenges, of fusing literacy goals with adult education efforts


Thematical fascicle

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 29, no 6 [pp. 487-499]

Bibliographic references : 13 ref.

Collation : fig., tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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