Subject: Enviroment Population and Health
Education plays a vital role to control the population growth. It helps to bring different social changes in a country. Population education helps to maintain quality of life, spend happy and prosperous life. It helps in getting knowledge of causes and consequences of population growth and its various effects. It studies about various aspects of people life they are: sex education, family planning, population statistics, etc.
Population Education is the process of developing population awareness as well as rational altitude and behavior towards the situation for the attainment of quality of life, for the individual, the family, the community, the nation and the world.
Population growth and its harmful results in the status of the environmental aspects are the great threats to entire living world. The main reason for the uncontrolled population growth is the lack of awareness about the population related problems. Many people of our countries are still having large family. Population education is trying to bring awareness among community people. The importance of population education are given below:
Creation of awareness:
Lack awareness is the main problem that leads to population increase. People give undue emphasis on son. They go on giving birth too many babies. Population education helps to create awareness by reducing such pretentious and injecting the norms and values of small family in the people. It helps to make rational and responsible attitude toward population situation.
Promotion of quality of life:
We cannot maintain the quality of life if the size of family is large. The needs, desires and wants of family members cannot be fulfilled. Population education not only teaches about the causes and consequences of population growth but also about the ways of natural resources and achieve quality of life.
Development of positive attitude:
People of our society still beliefs in superstition. They take children as the boon of God. They take the birth of son as compulsion. Population education helps to establish modern attitude toward such issues.
Insurance of future generation:
The goal of population education is long term development and awareness. The main reason for introducing population education in school level is to make the future generation aware about such problems. It also provides information about human sexuality, reproduction so that there will not found early marriage, unwanted birth and so on.
The first regional workshop on "Population and family life" was held at the regional office of UNESCO in Bangkok in 1970 A.D.
Two scopes of population education are:
Population educationhelps to take decision regarding birth spacing.
The difference between population education and sex education are given below:
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Two major sources that are responsible for environmental pollution are:
Cancer is a non-communicable disease.
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