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The International Handbook on Geographical Education is the first truly international publication in the field of geographical education for several decades. It is distinctive in the following ways:
A large team of highly experienced geographers and educators from around the world have injected their perspectives on international issues in the field. While some reflection of past thinking and practice is evident, the main purpose of this publication is to offer international leadership in geographical education for the world in the twenty first century. Illuminating local and national examples are used to reinforce the international perspectives. The publication challenges geographical educators, policymakers and curriculum developers to reposition themselves for the changing approaches in societies around the world. It is a publication for the thinking geographer and educator who appreciates where international education is travelling to and how its challenges can be met.
Preface. List of Contributors.
Section 1: Introduction. 1. The global scene for geographical education; R. Gerber.
Section 2: International Trends. 2. Globalism and geographical education; R. Gerber. 3. Relevant knowledge, skills and values in geographical education; J. Lidstone. 4. Maximising the use of communication technologies in geographical education; L. Houtsonen. 5. Old cultures, new cultures in geographical education; M.M. Ferreira. 6. Geography and the community; J. Ostuni.
Section 3: Refocusing Learning and Teaching. 7. Experience and learning in geography; M. Robertson. 8. Alternative geography; S. Bednarz, R. Bednarz. 9. Continuity and change in geographical education: learning and teaching; J.P. Stoltman, L. DeChano.
Section 4: Improving Curriculum Planning and Development. 10. Geography curriculum planning in evolution: some historical and international perspectives; W. Marsden. 11. Effective approaches to curriculum development in geography; D. Lambert. 12. The role of teachers in developing school geography curriculum; J. Okpala, R. Tabulawa. 13. International collaboration in the field of environmental and geographical education; T. Kaivola.
Section 5: Innovation and Change in Geographical Education. 14. New media will accelerate the renewal of geographic education; J. van der Schee. 15. Career-long professional development for geography teachers; S. Catling. 16. Alliances, networks and partnerships in geographic education; D. Lanegran. 17. A question of standards in geographical education; P. Stimpson.
Section 6: A Focus on Research in Geographical Education. 18. Research in geographical education: the search for impact; M. Williams. 19. Geography teachers as action researchers; G. Butt. 20. Exploring relationships between teaching and research in geography education; F. Slater.
Section 7: International Geographical Education Futures. 21. Lifelong geographical education; H. Cantell, H. Rikkinin. 22. Self-directed learning and self-directed learners in geographical education; T. Kwan. 23. Improved intercultural geographical education; H. Allahwerdi, H. Rikkinen. 24. Geography and information and communications technologies: some futures thinking; W.A. Kent.