ERIC Number: ED109016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Feb-7
Reference Count: 0
Training Teachers in Population Dynamics: A Preliminary Evaluation of the Urban Life-Population Education Institutes in Baltimore.
Fisher, Andrew A.; And Others
This paper describes a series of Urban Life-Population Education workshops held for city school teachers in Baltimore, Maryland. The workshops introduced teachers to basic demographic concepts and statistical techniques, provided the teachers with a knowledge base as a prerequisite for meaningful discussions of population issues, related problems of urban living to population processes, and developed curriculum materials suitable for teaching population education in grades K through 12. An evaluation of the program showed that teachers' knowledge of selected demographic concepts and facts increased between the pre-workshop period and the post-workshop period. High school teachers showed greater effective change in knowledge than lower grade teachers, although there remained widespread interest in population education among all teachers. The original program schedule was modified two times during the course of the workshop resulting in fewer formal presentations, more teacher discussions, and greater teacher involvement in the workshop program. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Dept. of Population Dynamics.; Planned Parenthood Association of Maryland, Baltimore.
Note: A paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the World Population Society (First, Washington, D.C., February 7, 1974)