ERIC Number: ED206517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Population Education: A Source Book on Content and Methodology.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.
A collection of 12 essays provides an overview of population education in Asia and Oceania with regard to concepts, status, approaches in curriculum and materials development, methodologies, and research and evaluation. The collection is presented in five sections. Section I explores general definitions of population education; its role as part of national or independent programs; relationships between population growth, national development, resource utilization, and environment; and population education as a means to promote family planning. Section II outlines interdisciplinary approaches in several countries and gives examples of population education content of school subjects including home economics, science, and social studies. Section III reviews various approaches to teaching population education (i.e., discovery, expository teaching); presents sample units; and identifies relevant ethical issues in areas including distributive justice, politics, and economic development. Section IV suggests various research and evaluation designs. Section V discusses out-of-school population education in terms of program development and materials production. (AV)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparative Education, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Planning, Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Material Development, Population Education, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.
Identifiers: Asia; Oceania