ERIC Number: ED439082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Integrating Girl Child Issues into Population Education. Volume 1.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand).; United Nations Fund for Population Activities, New York, NY.
One of the most important vehicles for promoting the concerns of the "girl child" and the elimination of gender bias is through education. Programs in population education are being funded all over the world and are a suitable and effective medium for integrating messages on the girl child. This two-volume publication deals with population education and gender issues. The first volume focuses on the status of the girl child in terms of education, nutrition and health care, marriage and family life, harmful cultural practices, values and traditions, child labor, prostitution, sexual abuse, and HIV/AIDS. It also suggests strategies to promote female education, examining the barriers to girls' education, and the benefits of educating girls. The objectives of the two volumes are to: (1) increase awareness of how population educators can contribute to the elimination of stereotyping and discrimination of the girl child and promote appreciation of the value of the girl child; (2) develop skills or ways and means of integrating messages on girl child issues into population education programs, both in school and out of school; (3) obtain a quick source of exemplary strategies and curriculum/training materials for introducing messages about the girl child through the vehicle of population education; and (4) provide an overall view of the literature that exists on the subject of girl child. (Contains 52 references.) (BT)
Descriptors: Children, Developing Nations, Educational Benefits, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues, Health, Integrated Activities, Learning Strategies, Population Education, Sex Bias, Social Problems, Student Educational Objectives, Womens Education, World Problems
UNESCO Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, P.O. Box 967, Prakanong Post Office, Bangkok 10110, Thailand.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand).; United Nations Fund for Population Activities, New York, NY.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For Volume 2, see SO 031 663.