ERIC Number: ED215897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Population Education in the Schools. Special Topics.
Sherris, Jacqueline D.; Quillin, Wayne F.
Population Reports, series M n6 Mar-Apr 1982
An overview of and rationale for population education for elementary and secondary schools are given beginning with a definition of population education as an effort to teach children about basic population issues and to encourage them to have smaller families. Various aspects and concerns related to the selection and implementation of population education programs are discussed under these broad topics: (1) general planning, including feasibility of programs; (2) administration and coordination of selected programs; (3) curriculum planning; (4) teacher training; (5) instructional materials; (6) program and student evaluation; and (7) impact on students. Recommendations for improving population education programs related to these six areas are listed. Characteristics of established population education programs in different countries are outlined including descriptions of programs in the Philippines, Korea, United States (Baltimore, Maryland), Egypt, Sierra Leone, India). An extensive bibliography is provided, including general references, sourcebooks, teacher training materials, instructional materials and other teaching aids. (SK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Instructional Materials, International Educational Exchange, Population Education, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Population Information Program, The John Hopkins University, 624 North Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205 (multiple copies $.50 each).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Population Information Program.