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ERIC Number: ED141183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of Population Education in Florida Secondary Schools During 1973-74. Research Monograph 19.
Stahl, Robert J.; Baker, S. Dennis
This document summarizes a study conducted to investigate the status of population education within the curricula of Florida's secondary schools. A four-page questionnaire, designed to obtain data from classroom teachers on a broad range of topics and areas pertaining to the status of population education was mailed to 300 randomly selected Florida middle, junior high, and senior high schools. Responses received from 45.3% of the public and private school teachers indicated the following findings: (1) size of school enrollment does not affect the inclusion of population education into the school curriculum; (2) classroom teachers are incorporating population education content into a variety of elective and required courses; (3) there is a wide range of length of time spent by teachers on population education; (4) the majority of population education teachers are social studies teachers; (5) population is studied primarily as an integral part of the examination of broader environmental problems and processes; (6) classroom teachers of units on population use objectives developed and written by themselves; and (7) the majority of teachers have not received any college course preparation in the population education area. (BT)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Demography, Educational Research, Environmental Education, Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Population Education, Secondary Education, Secondary Schools, Social Studies, State Surveys
P. K. Yonge Laboratory School, College of Education, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, Fla. 32611 ($0.29)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. P. K. Yonge Lab. School.
Identifiers - Location: Florida