ERIC Number: ED310022
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
The Development Data Book; Teaching Guide. Second Edition.
World Bank, Washington, DC.
This teaching guide is premised on the ideas that economic development is the best means to a better life for the three-quarters of the world's people who live in developing countries, and that economic development will also contribute to a healthy and vigorous world economy. The goals of the guide are to increase student understanding and knowledge of economic development and social conditions worldwide, and to develop their skills and abilities to analyze and synthesize information and to think critically. The topics covered are: (1) life expectancy; (2) primary school enrollment rate; (3) population growth rate; (4) Gross National Product (GNP) per capita; and (5) merchandise exports. Each section includes a brief description of the topic; classroom questions designed to further understanding of the topic; map exercises; statistical exercises using supplied data, charts, and tables; review questions requiring analysis and synthesis; suggested supplemental activities; and an evaluative question and answer worksheet. A group of culminating activities and questions gives students an opportunity to integrate the knowledge and understanding developed in the five topic areas. A combined question and essay test is provided to be used as an evaluative tool. A blank comparative data table and six maps are also included in the guide. (PPB)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Guides, Data Interpretation, Developing Nations, Development, Economic Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, International Trade, Interpretive Skills, Living Standards, Map Skills, Population Growth, Research Skills, Statistics, World Problems
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.