ERIC Number: ED362447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
The Urbanization Scrapbook. A Collection of Articles on Urban Issues for Use in Secondary Schools. Global Issues Reading Kit #3: Urbanization. Revised 1992.
Gage, Andrew, Ed.; Ockenden, Sandy, Ed.
The articles in this scrapbook present a global perspective that is both alarming and hopeful. Drawing from Southern and Northern experiences the articles describe a world in crisis, but they don't stop there. By critically examining the status quo, the articles attempt to get to the roots of the crisis, and then move onto describing avenues for change and stories of hope and success. This scrapbook, one in a series, focuses on the particular issue of urbanization. Subtopics include urban growth and problems, homelessness, slums and shantytowns, and urban planning. Many of the essential elements of positive development are highlighted throughout: sustainable economics and resource management; community empowerment; respect for human rights and dignity; and the recognition of the role and status of women. Following the readings is a section of teaching ideas and activities to guide the users through further examination of the ideas which the articles present. Individual sections of the scrapbook can be used on their own, or in conjunction with others. Users are encouraged to read with an open mind, a willingness to learn, and a desire for change that is both environmentally sustainable and socially just. (Author/SG)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Curriculum Enrichment, Economic Development, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Interdisciplinary Approach, Resource Allocation, Secondary Education, Urbanization
Victoria International Development Education Association, 407-620 View Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8W 1J6 ($12).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: Canadian International Development Agency, Ottawa (Ontario).; Employment and Immigration Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Victoria International Development Education Association (British Columbia).