ERIC Number: ED073952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Population and Family Education. Draft Sample Instructional Materials. Science/Mathematics.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.
The sample first-draft materials, produced by participants at a UNESCO regional workshop on population and family life, are designed as a reference tool to be used by curriculum developers. Divided into two major parts -- in biological science and in mathematics -- the teaching guide is for secondary level students. The first part, consisting of five lessons, focuses on problems ranging from under-nutrition to human fertility. Other topics included emphasize causes of under-nutrition, protein intake related to family size, population biology, and safety at childbirth. Population elements incorporated into teaching of mathematics are covered in the second part of the guide, which consists of eight lessons. Pupils compare the number of their mother's live births and the number of children they themselves expect to have as adults, collect and analyze data on the local population, construct age/sex pyramids, compute dependency ratios, and the rate of natural increase of the population of the country. See ED 059 586 for the social studies materials. (SJM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.
Note: Regional Workshop on Population and Family Education, Bangkok, September 7-October 7, 1970