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Health, Population and Environment

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Health, Population and Environment

Why is population education included in the school's education? Explain.

           Population education is an educational program which helps students to develop their knowledge, attitude, behavior, and efforts to get quality of life.

Population education provides detailed information towards population activities and their adverse consequences on various fields. So, it is very important for students to learn it. Population education also helps to attain safe and healthy reproductive and sexual health.

Population education should be provided to all. In order to provide population education to all people from childhood, it is taught compulsorily schools in Nepal and in many other countries.

"Person with health education also becomes conscious towards the problems of population growth and environmental degradation." Justify.

          Health, population, and environment are interrelated. The subject matter of one aspect influences the subject matter of the other two aspects. Health education helps us to create awareness and achieve sound health.

People become aware of the consequences and ill effects of population growth and environmental education. They get knowledge about the consequences of deforestation, effects of overutilization and exploitation of natural resources. They learn about the impacts of pollution, unplanned urbanization, and industrialization. People also get knowledge about family planning, reproductive health, birth spacing, marital age and help to control population growth. So, there is no exaggeration in saying that, a person with health education also becomes conscious of the problems of population growth and environmental degradation.

Make the list of the scope of health, population and environment education.

Since healthy, population and environment are interrelated, they have some common scope and subject matters.

The main distinct scopes of health education are: -
  • Home, school, community, healthcare institution.
  • Psychology, Sociology, Medicine, Biology, Home Science, Physical education, etc.
The main distinct scopes of population education are:
  • Demography
  • Determinants of population change
  • Consequences of population change
  • Human sexuality and reproduction
  • Planning for the future.
The main distinct scopes of environmental education are: -
  • Physical aspect
  • Biological aspect (Biology, agriculture, forestry, etc)
  • The social and cultural aspect

Briefly explain the interrelationship between Health, Environment and population education.

Health education, population education, and environmental education are interrelated Terms. Earth is a living planet. Various living beings exist in it. The people living on the earth can be healthy if their surrounding environment is healthy and clean.

In order to be healthy, It is necessary to maintain a healthy environment. Maintaining a healthy and sustainable environment is also the aim of environmental education. Population resource is the only active resource to mobilize other passive resources in the environment. Similarly, without good health, population resource is also meaningless. Population education aims to achieve the quality of life without compromising the need of the future generation. Hence, healthy population and environment education are interrelated.

Characteristics of a healthy person.

A list of characteristics of a healthy person are: -
  • A healthy person has healthy thinking.
  • A healthy person is calm and is free of stress.
  • He/She is physically fit and has a feeling of pleasance.
  • He is co-operative and has a good appetite.
  • He is active and cheerful.
  • A healthy person has a sound sleep.

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