ERIC Number: ED060310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
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Proceedings of the National Seminar on Population Education, Sachivalaya, Bombay, 2nd-3rd August 1969.
Mehta, T. S., Ed.; And Others
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of recommendations and a plan of action presented by the Indian National Seminar on Population Education. Population education has been rapidly emerging as a new but important phase of the total program dealing with population planning. The report makes a clear cut distinction between population education and sex education. Population education is primarily a motivational force for creating the right attitudes to family size and the need for family planning. Knowledge is needed by children of the relationship between population and economic development, between a high birth rate and a high death rate, between national income and per capita income, the growth rates in different countries, and the other relevant facts connected to the population problem. Population education should, however, not be treated only as a quantitative phenomenon; it is the quality of population that is most relevant both as a factor of growth and an end-product of growth. Students at all levels have a right to accurate information about the effect of changes in family size and in national population on the individual, the family, and the home. A separate Population Education Cell should be established to develop suitable curricula for teacher training colleges and public schools. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Curriculum Development, Extension Education, Family Planning, Inservice Teacher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Population Education, Population Growth, Research Needs, Seminars, Teacher Education, Universities
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi (India).