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ERIC Number: ED048051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov-24
Pages: 9
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Process and Progress in the Development of Population Education Overseas.
Viederman, Stephen
The goals of population education are to help children understand, and act in accordance with, the impact of population characteristics on an international, national, and individual plane. It has been only within the last ten years that countries have paid systematic attention to the development of educational programs. The specific form of these programs varies from country to country, but there is a consensus among population educators that these concepts should be infused in all relevant subject areas and grade levels--not constitute a special course. Several countries, such as Korea, are well along in laying the foundations for a sound program, but Chile is the farthest advanced in actually developing a national program. They have not only developed the conceptual scheme for infusing population education into the elementary and secondary social studies curriculum, but have translated the scheme into instructional materials. The program is interdisciplinary, flexible, and stresses inquiry methods. The Chilean model is incomplete, however, in that it does not include a development in the biological sciences comparable to that in the social sciences, nor is there an institutionalized method for introducing these concepts in teacher training programs. (JLB)
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Note: Paper presented at Annual Convention, National Council for the Social Studies, New York, New York, November, 1970