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ERIC Number: ED066356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Nov
Pages: 9
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Population Study in the Secondary School Curriculum.
Wayland, Sloan R.
Several aspects of the curriculum problem are considered here. The first, Scope of Population Study, attempts to provide a general delimitation of the field by identifying overlapping and related areas of study. A second aspect, Goals of Population Study, identifies three general goals: 1) development of an understanding of the significance of population characteristics as a basic factor in a number of social problems; 2) preparation for decisions as to size of family to be made by students in the future; 3) preparation for consideration of and action toward public policy issues directly related to population concerns. A third consideration, The Curriculum Context of Population Study, discusses the four general strategies for curriculum innovation, and points out which ones are most desirable and feasible. In addition, ways in which population study would complement certain areas of the present social studies curriculum are noted (for example, in area studies, economics, history, community studies, and geography). In the fourth section of the paper, Resources for population Study, specific instructional resources are briefly noted. Finally, Problems and Issues in Teaching Population points out difficulties which are common to any effort at introducing a new area or expanding an existing one. (Author/JLB)
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting, National Council for the Social Studies, November 1965