ERIC Number: ED051055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May-27
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Population Education in the United States: A Preliminary Report to the Commission on Population Growth and the American Future.
This report is primarily a statement of needs, which will hopefully be used as a basis for formulating a national policy that places a high priority on population education. It sets forth a definition of population education, its relationship to other parts of the curriculum, general content and objectives, and some observations on the present status and future directions of population education in the United States. Throughout, there is an emphasis on population education as a process of understanding population characteristics, processes, and changes, and the interaction of these phenomena with individual lives--as opposed to viewing it solely as the cause of environmental degredation. The report concludes with a memorandum to the Commission setting forth the specific efforts that increased funding might support. These include: research and development centers; materials development; teacher training programs; and, model programs. The appendix consists of a preliminary list of available instructional materials and childrens' books, as well as a list of institutions concerned with population education. The final report to the Commission will be completed in September 1971. (JLB)
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Authoring Institution: Population Council, New York, NY.