CONTENTS:- Preface; Acknowledgement; I. Conceptual Framework: 1. Curriculum Structure and Design; 2. Population Education in School Curriculum; 3. Developing Curriculum in Population Education; 4. Population Education in India and Orissa; II. The Present Study: Strategies and Methodology: 5. Need, Scope and Objectives of the Study; 6. Review of Related Literature; 7. Strategies and Methodology; III. Findings: 8. Styles of Curriculum Management in Population Education; 9. Bases for Curriculum Development; IV. The Proposed Curriculum and Implementation Strategies: 10. Salient Features on Population Education; 11. The Proposed Curriculum for the Schools; 12. The Proposed Programme for Teacher Education; 13. Strategies for Implementation; V. Prospects and Retrospect’s: 14. Summary.
Of the many challenges which mankind has to face today, the most significant and most menacing is the problem of growing population. It is more acute in the Developing Countries. Family Welfare Programmes, Birth Control Programmes etc. introduced by the Government and Voluntary Agencies in India though effective to check the rapid population growth, can not solve the problem alone. There is an urgent need to change the attitude of the people towards this vexed problem with all Its Social, Political, Economic and Ecological Ramifications. Change of attitude can only be possible if ideas relating to the population issues are incorporated in the curriculum of the schools which handle the large number of future citizens and parents of tomorrow. The present study is an attempt to formulate ways and means for incorporating ideas relating to population issues in the School Curriculum.