ERIC Number: ED406251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Integrating Women's Issues into Population Education (A Handbook).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
This document seeks to create a greater sense of awareness of the relevance of women's issues to quality of life themes that come within the domain of population education. The handbook provides guidelines on the various modalities of integrating women's issues into population education programs. It offers sample lessons and teaching materials that are suggestive of the type of materials that could be used or adapted by different countries to integrate women's issues into population education programs. The handbook is based largely on research studies, reports, papers, and monographs that have been published in recent decades on various aspects of the theme of women and development and on lesson and teaching materials prepared by national population education programs in Asia and the Pacific, and by UN agencies. Because social, cultural, and religious factors determine the role of women in traditional societies, it will be necessary to adapt the guidelines, materials, and texts to suit national contexts. The document is divided into four sections. Section 1 presents a general discussion of five issues affecting women's status: (1) political recognition; (2) legal recognition; (3) access to education; (4) access to employment; and (5) improving health. Section 2 explores how women's concerns can find entry into the population education curriculum, what major and relevant topics can used to show the role that women can play to achieve the objectives of population education. Section 3 provides procedures for developing a framework for women's issues. Section 4 gives instructional materials on how women's education, employment, roles, equality, and family planning affect population issues. (DK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Family Planning, Females, Instructional Materials, Mortality Rate, Mother Attitudes, Population Education, Population Trends, Teaching Methods, Womens Education
UNESCO Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, P.O. Box 967, Prakanong Post Office, Bangkok 10110, Thailand.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.