ERIC Number: ED265261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
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China-Vietnam: Notes on Population and the Development of School Programs for Population Education.
Fraser, Stewart E.
China and Vietnam currently face excessively high population growth rates. Both countries have recently introduced population education programs, but, for a variety of internal reasons, they are at different stages of development. Since 1980, the Chinese have made progress in experimenting with and implementing new programs, but the Vietnamese are still at the planning stage and population education has not yet received a priority rating in curriculum innovation. Nonetheless, like China, Vietnam has received extensive grants from the United Nations Fund for Population Activities to foster demographic studies, census and statistical activities, and the development of contraceptive strategies and medical research for family planning programs. In Vietnam, there is little support for the introduction of a discreet new course in population at the high school level, but exploration is underway to develop a thematic approach incorporating demography into already existing courses. In 1982, Hanoi established the Commission on Popular Education to generate policy recommendations and to administer development and implementation. In China, population education was introduced to selected high school and middle school students in the 1980s. The Beijing Institute of Education has designed a textbook, "Population Education" which rigorously promotes the concept of the One Child Family as the social and national ideal and is intended to be discussed and read eventually by the general public. (KH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: China; Vietnam