ERIC Number: ED187637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Curriculum Guide for Population Geography.
Fuller, Gary, Ed.
Geographers from Asian nations, the United Kingdom, and the United States wrote this population geography curriculum guide to help universities in developing nations of Asia increase the amount of population-oriented materials in their undergraduate curricula. The developers do not advise that the guide be used in its entirety for a single course. The material in the guide easily can be incorporated into existing courses in human geography at all university levels and in cartography and quantitative offerings. The developers note in the introduction that although several excellent textbooks are available in the field, they have not stressed many of the themes that are prominent in this guide. For example, a section on family planning programs attempts to identify the geographer's role in population studies, a role that has been neglected in the past. Another section on remote sensing and cartography provides a modern view of the role that geographic tools can play in future developments. The guide contains background readings and references on a variety of topics. A case study approach is sometimes used. The topics presented are: analysis of the spatial concentration of population; demography of early populations and the Boserup thesis; human and social resource analysis in population geography; migration and mobility; urban population problems; labor force mobility in Asian countries; the contribution of geography to family planning research; and graphical displays and remote sensing. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. East-West Center.