ERIC Number: ED198018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Population Education in Social Studies: Some Sample Lessons.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.
This booklet contains sample lessons and learning materials from the countries of Asia and Oceania for teaching population education in social studies. The booklet is one of a series of six, each of which brings out population education concepts as part of a particular subject area. The subject areas treated in the other booklets are home economics, health, geography, science, and math. The purpose of the series is to provide teachers, curriculum developers, and educators with useful tools for disseminating population education concepts in the school setting. The population programs in this booklet on social studies are mainly from Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Fiji, and Papua New Guinea. In all these countries population education concepts are integrated into various subject areas which are being taught in primary and secondary schools. There are two major parts to the booklet. The first part contains a scope and sequence chart of population education concepts consolidated from charts of the various countries. The chart indicates concepts, sub-concepts, objectives, and grade levels. The second part of the booklet contains illustrative samples of social studies lessons. Population is one of the major problems on which social studies focuses. Issues examined include changes in the size of population; the character and structure of the population by sex, ethnicity, occupation, and class; movements of population within countries; urbanization; family structure; the status of women; and the relationship of population to the economy, to government policy, to the distribution of political power to affect the size and distribution of population. These issues are treated in the curriculum through a problem-oriented approach--the discussions and solutions of which are dealt with through the use of values clarification method. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.
Identifiers - Location: Asia