Geographical Education in a Changing World: Past Experience, Current Trends and Future Challenges / Edition 1by John Lidstone
Pub. Date: 07/11/2006
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
The status of geography in school curricula varies across the globe. Geography, as a discrete subject, has, in some countries, established a strong position in both primary and secondary schools while in others it has a weaker position, often a component of integrated and cross-curricular arrangements. Globally, the trend is for geography's status to be challenged.
The status of geography in school curricula varies across the globe. Geography, as a discrete subject, has, in some countries, established a strong position in both primary and secondary schools while in others it has a weaker position, often a component of integrated and cross-curricular arrangements. Globally, the trend is for geography's status to be challenged. A central theme of this book is the location of geography in school curricula with particular reference to centrality and marginality. A second theme relates to the subject status of geography. A third theme relates to the spirit and purpose of school geography and the traditions that underpin the subject and how these are changing. A fourth theme relates to the way geography is being seen by curriculum planners as contributing to the achievement of governmental aims for society in general. A fifth theme concerns the human and material resources infrastructure. Finally, what of the future?
The underpinning assumption is that experiences gained in one country will be of real interest to educators in another. The book, is part of the work of the Commission on Geographical Education of the International Geographical Union. Part 1, written in a global context, focuses on the distinctive traditions of school geography. Part 2 reviews the contemporary state of school geography on a broad continental basis with each chapter including national case studies, written by experts drawn from those countries. The final parts comprises chapters that extrapolate from the present and point to likely future developments in the subject, again with examples drawn from various countries.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements.- List of Contributors.- Foreword International Geographical Education Past, Present and Future.- Researching Change and Changing Research in Geographical Education, John Lidstone & Michael Williams.- Section A Traditions In School Geography.- Introduction Messages from the Past, Bill Marsden.- Turning Points in Geographic Education, Joseph P. Stoltman.- Changing Philosophies in Geographical Education from the 1970s to 2005: An International Perspective, Hartwig Haubrich.- Changing Learning and Teaching, Ashley Kent.- Changing Assessment, Philip Stimpson.- Section B Contemporary School Geography.- Introduction School Geography and International Trends, John Lidstone.- Geography in Europe, Graham Butt, Michael Hemmer, Agustin Hernando & Lea Houtsonen.- Geographical Education in North America (Canada and the United States of America), Sarah Witham Bednarz, Robert S. Bednarz, T. Dickson Mansfield, Stuart Semple, Ronald Dorn & Michael Libbee.- Geography in Australasia, Margaret Robertson & Philippa Ferguson.- Geographical Education in East Asia, Chi-chung Lam, Peiying Lin, John Chi-kin Lee, Sze Onn Yee & Guang Yang.- Geographical Education in South America, Maria Lúcia De Amorim Soares, Beatriz Ceballos García, Griselda Garcia De Martin & Fabián Araya Palacios.- Section C The Future Of School Geography.- Introduction Whither School Geography? Michael Williams.- Geography and New Technologies, Joop Van Der Schee.- Geography and Sustainability The Future of School Geography? Daniella Tilbury & David Wortman.- Discerning Citizenship in Geography Education, John Morgan.- Promoting Lifelong Learning through Geographical Education, Rod Gerber.- Index
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