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McDermott, John J. – NAMTA Journal, 1995
This reprint of a 1980 article argues that there is a unique global consciousness inherent in the "prepared environment" of Maria Montessori's student-centered, nurturing curriculum for young children. Maintains that war and peace, overpopulation, hunger, environmental problems, and other global concerns can be addressed through…
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Environmental Education, Global Approach, Global Education
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Dowd, E. Thomas; Emener, William G. – Journal of Rehabilitation, 1978
Rehabilitation counseling, as a profession, needs to look at future world possibilities, especially in light of overpopulation, and be aware that the need may arise for adjusting basic assumptions about human life--from the belief that every individual has a right to a meaningful life to the notion of selecting who shall live. (DTT)
Descriptors: Counseling Objectives, Criteria, Futures (of Society), Human Living
Children & Animals, 1987
Presents a set of teaching activities which deal with the pet overpopulation problem while improving students' persuasive writing skills. Includes activities that focus on how people can solve problems by working together. The activities range from songs to a computer simulation. (TW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Courseware, Elementary Education
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Yapa, Lakshman S. – Journal of Geography, 1985
Overpopulation exists when people lack the basic means of subsistence, or when there is massive and permanent unemployment. Population problems of developing countries are examined, and causes of high rates of fertility are discussed. The utilization of productive resources in solving population problems is also examined. (RM)
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Development
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Abernethy, Virginia – International Migration Review, 1996
Well-intentioned U.S. immigration policy has two ill effects in that it encourages the belief that emigration can relieve overpopulation in third-world countries, maintaining high fertility rates, and it results in U.S. domestic population growth that threatens employment opportunities and the environment. (SLD)
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Developing Nations, Employment Opportunities, Environment
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Abernethy, Virginia – Focus, 1993
Promulgates the position that the overpopulation issue is being coopted for women's health and social status. Questions whether or not raising women's status in itself will have any significant impact on lowering fertility rates. Suggests that the attempt to stabilize populations through empowerment of women is a dangerous mistake in societies…
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Cultural Differences, Developing Nations, Development
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Cohen, Sharon; Garran, Christopher – Social Education, 1998
Describes a unit on demographics for a high school world-history course that addresses questions of uneven population growth and the "problem of global overpopulation." Provides a detailed outline of the two-day unit including unit and daily goals and objectives, daily activities and questions, and ideas for further student research. (DSK)
Descriptors: Course Content, Demography, Developed Nations, Developing Nations
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Williams, Mary Louise – Update on Law-Related Education, 1993
Argues that law-related education should prepare students to be able to debate global environmental issues. Discusses overpopulation, water quality, and species extinction. Concludes that law-related education's critical contribution may be to prepare citizens to balance competing interests and make decisions that promote the common good. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cook, Alicia S.; And Others – Family Relations, 1982
Compared undergraduate women students' attitudes during 1972 and 1979. When compared to the 1972 sample, the 1979 sample desired fewer children, was more accepting of nonparenting decisions, expressed more uncertainty regarding desire for parenting as a factor in selection of a mate, and appeared less concerned about overpopulation. (Author)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Females
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Watkins, George A. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1975
This study related population problem attitudes and socioeconomic variables. Six items concerned with number of children, birth control, family, science, economic depression, and overpopulation were selected for a Guttman scalogram. Education, occupation, and number of children were correlated with population problems scale scores; marital status,…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Community Attitudes, Community Surveys, Environmental Education
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Smith, Martin H. – American Biology Teacher, 1992
Describes an educational game called "Population Blocks" that is designed to illustrate the concept of exponential growth of the human population and some potential effects of overpopulation. The game material consists of wooden blocks; 18 blocks are painted green (representing land), 7 are painted blue (representing water); and the remaining…
Descriptors: Biology, Ecology, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education
Soltow, Willow – Humane Education, 1984
Discusses problems of pets in the community, examining the community's role related to disruptive pets and pet overpopulation. Also discusses pet problems at home, offering advice on selecting a pet, meeting a pet's needs, and disciplining pets. Includes a list of books, films/filmstrips, teaching materials, and various instructional strategies.…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Pets, Resource Materials, Teaching Methods
Humane Education, 1984
Three activities related to pets are presented. The first focuses on caring for a pet. The second focuses on who is responsible for the actions of a pet. The third is a mathematics activity on pet overpopulation. The activities are designed to be duplicated for class use. (JN)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Learning Activities, Pets
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Wilks, Jeffrey; Callan, Victor J. – Adolescence, 1984
Compared the perceptions of 281 Papua New Guinean students and 329 Australian students of the economic and psychological costs of having children. Australians gave high ratings to the importance of financial and emotional costs, while New Guinea students were more aware of overpopulation and restrictions on parents. (JAC)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Expenditures, Foreign Countries, High School Students
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Boyd, Dale – Geographical Education, 1990
Presents information from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) 1989 State of the World Environment Report. Provides an overview of global environmental concerns, including overpopulation, air and water pollution, global warming, hazardous waste disposal, and species extinction. Reaffirms the need to dedicate research and development…
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Conservation (Environment), Developed Nations, Developing Nations
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