ERIC Number: ED066299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
The Proceedings of the National Conference on Population Education, November 1971.
Seltzer, Judith R., Ed.; Horsley, Kathryn, Ed.
Compiled in this report is a mixture of formal and informal discussions of problems related to population education, as presented at the National Conference on Population Education, held November 11-13, 1971. Focus on the secondary schools was chosen because this level presents a workable testing ground for experimenting with alternative ways to broaden the traditional curriculum to include demographic dimensions of human experience. Topics discussed correlate with conference objectives to: (1) examine the meaning of population education and what it seeks to achieve; (2) clarify relationships between population education and the accepted disciplines and other multidisciplinary fields; (3) explore alternative teaching and learning approaches and criteria by which they can be evaluated; (4) identify significant gaps in the availability of teaching materials, training, technical assistance and other needs of teachers and students; (5) review the capacity and readiness of various participating organizations to fill the most important gaps; (6) assess alternative strategies in getting school systems to introduce population education as rapidly as possible; and (7) see what means might be most useful for keeping each other informed of developments in the field. Summary statements indicate a continuing struggle between a broad overarching scheme of population education and the individual components of such a scheme. (BL)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Curriculum Development, Demography, Educational Opportunities, Population Education, Reference Materials, Secondary Education
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Authoring Institution: Population Reference Bureau, Inc., Washington, DC.