Population Education : Concepts, Principles and Approaches

Yogendra K. Sharma, Kanishka, 2005, xiii, 474 p, tables, ISBN : 817391723X, $55.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Population Education : Concepts, Principles and Approaches/Yogendra K. Sharma

Contents: Preface. 1. Population education: some conceptual aspects. 2. Social geography of the composition of Indian population. 3. Socio-economic set up of Major tribal populations in India. 4. Social geography of India's food gathering tribes. 5. Habitats and economies of some other tribal populations. 6. Population growth in India (1901-2001). 7. Growth of urbanization in India: causes and the impact. 8. Aged population: their problems and family relations. 9. Family planning: the Indian approach and the need for an alternative policy. 10. Need for socio-psychological approach in studies concerning family planning and critical issues in population control. 11. Impact of population growth on growth factors of development and India's population policy. 12. Impact of population growth on quality of human life and national economic development. 13. Population growth and the problem of unemployment in India. 14. Population under the stress of poverty and inequality. 15. Pivotal role of planning in national development and upliftment of the poor. 16. Land reforms to uplift the rural population. 17. Emphasis on cottage and small-scale industries to patronize the poor and reduce unemployment and under employment. 18. National wage policy for workers welfare. 19. Population education: the concept of the development of human capital. 20. Population education: the dynamics of women's status in society. 21. Population growth and education policy. 22. The concept of population oriented education. 23. Educational approaches to responsible parenthood. 24. Population education: conceptual aspect discussed at the international conference on population growth and human development. 25. Constitutional and practical guidelines for national development and upliftment of the poor. 26. National agenda for governance: a vision for prosperous India. Index. 

"Population Education: Concepts, Principles and Approaches among several books on the subject claims to be most comprehensive, unique and real sense multi-disciplinary in nature and contents. This book lays down the basic concepts of population education, population growth, composition of India's population, implications of population growth for the quality of human life and national development, problems of unemployment, poverty and inequality as well as role of government policies and plans for the upliftment of the poor through land reforms emphasis on cottage and small scale industries together with national wage policy for the welfare of workers.

In this book the descriptions and analysis of the subject is totally in Indian context. It covers the syllabi of all the Indian universities on the subject in simple and lucid language. Planned as a text book for the students and reference book for the teachers and scholars of the subject as well as policy makers and planners of education and population. In brief this book is a critical constructure of the subject for the benefit of each Indian."

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