A population education curriculum for elementary school students in Ghana is presented in this study, along with related background information and a review of literature. Starting from a global perspective, chapter 1 reviews efforts to provide population education in schools, describing the current state of population education in Ghana. In addition, the first chapter differentiates the domains of population education and family life education, describes traditional family life education practices, and points out the need for formal family life instruction in Ghanian schools. A rationale and general objectives for a Ghanian population and family life elementary education curriculum are also presented. The literature review provided in chapter 2 includes brief descriptions of family life education programs in several African countries and a few countries outside of Africa. Advantages and disadvantages of alternate approaches to curriculum planning are also indicated. The curriculum is offered in chapter 3. General and specific objectives, concepts and subconcepts, possible sources and relevant domains of knowledge, as well as suggested learning activities, evaluation activities, and related generalizations, are provided for four grade levels (Middle Forms I through IV). Diagrams indicating the new organizational structure of Ghanian education are appended. (RH)
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