ERIC Number: ED388565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
The Development Data Book. A Guide to Social and Economic Statistics with a Comprehensive Data Table [and] Teaching Guides. Third Edition.
World Bank, Washington, DC.
"The Development Data Book," published by the World Bank presents statistics on countries with populations of more than one million. The statistics relate to economic development and the changes it is bringing about in the world. Sometimes called indicators, the statistics are measures of social and economic conditions in developing and industrial countries. The teaching guide which accompanies the data book present activities designed for world geography, world history, economics, international studies, or current affairs. Worksheets and maps accompany the activities. The goals of this teaching guide are to: (1) increase students' knowledge and understanding of economic development and of social and economic conditions in developing countries; and (2) strengthen students' ability to perform statistical calculations, make and interpret maps and other statistical data, analyze and synthesize information, make inferences and generalizations, and think critically in solving problems and making decisions. The volume includes: (1) "Introduction" presenting goals and objectives of the guide; (2) "Beginning Activities"; (3) "Life Expectancy"; (4) "Primary School Enrollment Rate"; (5) "Population Growth Rate"; (6) "GNP (Gross National Product) per Capita"; (7) "Merchandise Exports"; (8) "Culminating Activities"; (9) "Test"; (10) "Outline Maps"; and (11) "Comparative Data Table." (EH)
Descriptors: Community Development, Developing Nations, Development, Economic Change, Economic Climate, Economic Development, Economic Status, International Programs, Labor Force Development, Secondary Education, Sustainable Development
Distribution Unit, Office of the Publisher, The World Bank, 1818 H Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20433.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.
Note: For the second edition, see ED 306 178.