ERIC Number: ED120044
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
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Population Education in Baltimore.
Cochran, Caroline S.; McCrea, Lester C.
First in a series of six documents, this report describes the Urban Life-Population Education Institute (ULPEI) program which was designed to demonstrate population realities to Baltimore public schools so that teachers can introduce population studies into the school curriculum. The first part of the paper presents background information on the ULPEI program. Through a series of workshops with Baltimore public school teachers, the format of population education units was developed. A global approach to the population problem was decided upon along with an understanding of how population problems exist on the personal level. Using this philosophy, a series of units were developed by teachers that can be infused into existing curricula. (See SO 008 941 through 945). Several major conclusions reached by the ULPEI Program are that population education should be introduced into the school system, racism is an essential component of population education and must be discussed and understood, the ULPEI curricular materials can be adapted to other school systems, and teachers can more easily accept population education after they have been sensitized to its need through awareness workshops. The second part of the paper contains several appendices, including footnotes, questionnaires, short discussion papers emphasizing the need for population education and teacher awareness, a brief annotation of each of the curriculum units, and an order form. (Author/JR)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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