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POPULATION EDUCATION PROGRAMME

Rapid growth of population in India has become a matter of concern for one and all. At the beginning of this century, India’s population stood at 23.8 crore (Census 1901), a four-fold increase in India’s population which stood at 84.3 crores (Census 1991). The present century has witnessed that it reached more than 120 crores. Growing population is not an issue of numbers alone. But it is an issue which is intimately related and has implications for socio-economic development, environment and quality of life of our citizens. In order to slow down population growth and accelerate the process of improving the quality of life of our citizens, multi-pronged initiatives are being taken. Integration of Population Education in all sectors of Education (i.e. formal and non-formal) is one such initiative. The purpose of this initiative is to educate the present generation about population, development and environment for a better quality of life of their own and at their future generations.

The Population Education programme has been developed into a series of extension activities. Considering the short duration and heavy schedule of the B. Ed. course, a compact programme has been designed for B. Ed. students. The B. Ed. students will participate in the programme at the college and also carry out lesson in the school or field work thus reinforcing their own learning while reaching it to the adolescent students or community members. Contents to be studied online

Relevance of the project and activity:

Under this program it is expected to promote the various programmes foreseen by the Government of India to prepare the society aware of the programmes and policies. It provides guidance for educating different policies, acts and provisions for the betterment of the mankind in the society. The mission of PEP is to provide awareness to all with special concern for girls and women, rural youth, working men and women, SC and ST, handicapped and other disadvantaged groups and the general mass.

CONTENTS TO BE STUDIED ONLINE (DURATION 80 HRS.)

LEARNING ACTIVITIES:
  a. POPULATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

1. Population, Development, Environment and Quality of Life.
2. Linkages between Population, Development, Environment and Quality of Life.
3. Migration and Urbanization

  b. REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH OF ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS

1. Adolescence and the Process of Growing-Up
2. Body Image and Sexuality Related Concerns of Adolescents
3. Building Life Skills
4. Primary Health Care: Nutrition and Hygiene
5. Primary Health Care: Safe Motherhood and Integrated Child Development
6. Conception and Fertility Management
7. HIV/AIDS and STDs
8. Substance Abuse

  c. GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN

1. Family, Marriage and Responsible Parenthood
2. Gender Issues
3. Women’s Empowerment and Legal Provisions for Women