ERIC Number: ED104648
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
[Population Education: Its Goals, Related Guidelines, and Considerations for Curriculum.]
Jayasuriya, J. E.
Many countries today recognize the need to initiate a population education program within the school curriculum at all levels. In developing countries, many changes have been brought about by population increases. Enormous needs have been created for housing, schools, medical care, food, and employment. These needs, however, are not being met adequately because the population increase is too rapid. Population education expands the family planning approach beyond mere sex education and includes concern for population growth and natural resources, pollution, good health, and nutrition. It is aimed at educating the reproductive population to the need for a quality life and the means to obtain it. The content of the program, as proposed by the author of these three papers, will include varied fields of study such as anthropology, agriculture, demography, economics, geography, medicine, psychology, science, sociology, and technology. Personnel in these fields act as resource persons for college students and pre-service and in-service teachers. From here, the program is extended into the school programs, including adult and continuing education programs. The author feels the need for this type of program, especially in developing Asian countries. (MA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.