ERIC Number: ED055950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
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The Development of a Population Education Program in Thailand.
Wayland, Sloan R.
Although prepared for the occasion of a national seminar in Thailand, the substance of this paper applied in a wide context of countries now making plans to develop school programs in population education. After an introduction to the need for introducing population education in the school curriculum and the way this need is perceived by family planning leaders and educators, the discussion is largely focused on two questions: 1) potential content and scope of population education; and, 2) strategies in developing a program. Content and scope are delineated by a few general statements, but the author suggests that each country will need to develop its own specification within the general dimension. Several steps in the development of strategies are listed and discussed: 1) determination of the scope and general objectives of the population education program (for Thailand); 2) establishment of an organizational unit or units responsible for providing leadership for the development of population education; 3) assessment of the personnel requirements; 4) development of a general plan of procedure; 5) development of arrangements for keeping informed about population education activities in other countries; and, 6) determination of financial resources needed and identification of sources of such support. (Author/JLB)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.
Identifiers - Location: Thailand