ERIC Number: ED106085
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Popullution: A Position Paper on Population.
Durner, Mary Beth
This position paper presents an interdisciplinary approach to the study of population. Six main sections are included in the paper: Introduction, The Growth of the Human Population, The Psychological Effects of Population Growth, Overpopulated America, Myths Concerning Population Growth and Control, and Population Education. Section 1, an introduction, opens the paper with an example of population growth in the Aztec society. Section 2 traces the history of population growth and man's steady removal of predators and diseases which once limited population growth. Section 3 examines the effects of overpopulation in relationship to basic characteristics of man. Overpopulated America, Section 4, looks at the history, present status, and future problem of population growth in America. Section 5 discusses such topics as space migration, immigration on earth, and the green revolution. The last section focuses on population education. This section includes guidelines for an interdisciplinary course, a minicourse, an episode, possible population programs, two plays, and a population survey. The paper also contains a bibliography including readings, films, filmstrips, slides, and organizations and agencies. (TK)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Madison County Public Schools, Marshall, NC.; Environmental Education Center, Oteen, NC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III