ERIC Number: ED237193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Self-Reliant Child. Outline for a Development Education Course. Development Education Paper No. 23.
An outline is provided for a 3-day unit of instruction in the area of development education. The unit has been implemented in several hundred Danish schools and aims to (1) teach children about other children's lives and conditions while increasing awareness of their own situation, (2) convey to pupils that all children have some basic needs that must be met if they are to live a decent life, (3) instruct children that the basic needs of all children are not being met and that rich societies must change if the conditions of children in poor societies are to improve, and (4) point out that basic requirements also encompass some nonmaterial needs. Activities are listed for each day. These include brainstorming sessions conducted in classes as large as those in many developing countries and practical activities such as mending clothes to be sent to refugee camps and setting up a "civic restaurant" to sell food and pure water to raise money for UNICEF programs. (RH)
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Children, Developing Nations, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, High School Students, Learning Experience, Units of Study
The course is available in the educational material "Education for Self Reliance" from Dansk UNICEF Komite, Billedvej, 8 Frihavnen, DK-2100 Kobenhaven O.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Denmark; Development Education; UNICEF