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ERIC Number: ED046826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov-24
Pages: 10
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Characteristics of a Model K-12 Population Education Program.
Stegner, Robert W.
The population Curriculum Study of the University of Delaware proposes a school program to develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of man in his environment. The central theme of the Population Curriculum Study is: MAN IS PART OF A NATURAL SYSTEM, AND IS ULTIMATELY SUBJECT TO THE LIMITS OF THE SYSTEM. We are thinking of population education not merely as training to bring about a decline in the population growth rate but rather as the central theme of the entire educational enterprise, encompassing the needs and behavior of man, his population and his environment, and the interactions of these forces. Using this definition, many aspects of population education can already be identified in existing school programs. Existing curricula have a good deal of content that is related both directly and indirectly to population-environment studies, which can be used without disruption of existing programs. To prepare a population-environment education program under these circumstances the first need is a conceptual scheme outlining the concepts needed to understand population-environment problems. The program built on this conceptual scheme should be K-12, multidisciplinary, and problem-solving in approach. Obviously, we cannot solve our population problems in the schools, but the schools can help students to attain concepts of the natural systems, for democratic decisions. (Author/SLD)
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Note: Paper presented at the College and University Meetings, National Council for the Social Studies, New York, New York, November 24, 1970