CONTENTS:- Preface; 1. Nature and Scope of Population Education; 2. Population Education in India; 3. Population Dynamics; 4. Factors Affecting Population Growth; 5. Population and Quality of Life; 6. Effect of Unchecked Growth of Population on Natural Resources and Environment; 7. Population and Literacy Campaigns in India; 8. Population Education in schools; 9. Use of Mass Media; 10. Awareness among Community; 11. Pilot Activities in Population Education;
'Population Education' is generally defined as the transmission of knowledge about population processes and characteristics, the causes of population change and the consequences of that change for the individual and society. The concept of population education which emerged as an educational innovation in response to population problems only about four decades ago, is now being experimented in over a hundred countries of the world in non-too-uniform a manner. It has been introduced in the education systems of different countries as an important component of the multi-pronged strategy employed to help nations attain the goals of population stabilisation and sustainable development. This book includes all relevant information regarding different areas of population education. It deals with the topics on population education concepts, its need and importance, its historical development and present situation, population growth, population explosion, population policies and programmes. It is hoped that the book will prove useful for teacher-educators, school teachers, student teachers, research scholars, policy makers, administrators and other interested in the field.