ERIC Number: ED212409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The World Food Problem. A Case Study of a Home Economics Teaching Unit in Development Education. Development Education Paper No. 18.
Developed as a means of fostering concern for world issues within an Eltham College (Australia) Year 12 home economics course, "Human Development and Society," this teaching unit has five broad topics: (1) the social significance of food; (2) Australian food patterns; (3) the world food problem; (4) detailed study of nutrients; and (5) human development and growth through the life cycle. Topics are approached through the preparation and use of background materials, identification of the problem, consideration of implications of the problem, examination of the causes of the problem, evaluation of solutions currently being applied, and recommendations for further action. The primary emphasis is on the social rather than the scientific significance of the topics, encouraging a cross cultural approach. Within the restrictions of the subject and time, there is a limit on the extent to which the real issues raised in this unit can be explored. Therefore, this unit of study would be most effective in the integration of a unit taught concurrently across social studies and economics. (NEC)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Food, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Home Economics, Hunger, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Education, Nutrition, Postsecondary Education, Rural Development, Social Studies, Units of Study, World Problems
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Australia; Development Education
Note: For related documents, see RC 013 135-144.