ERIC Number: ED194394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
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Geographic Education in Thailand.
This paper reports on undergraduate geographic education in Thailand. A questionnaire was sent to geography faculty of universities offering a major in geography. Ten universities having a total of 80 geography lecturers responded. Eleven percent of the faculty have doctorates, 66 percent master's and 21 percent bachelor's degrees. Sources of their degrees varied. Seven of the nine geographers having PhD's graduated from institutions in the United States. The other two PhD's graduated from universities in Germany and France. Of those with master's degrees, 26 of the faculty received degrees from U.S. universities; 20 from colleges in Thailand; and the remainder in England, Pakistan, Australia, Canada, and Israel. Of the 17 faculty with a BA degree, one is from Australia, another from the United States, and 15 are from Thailand. Major areas of faculty interest include general geography, cartography, urban studies, and the teaching of geography. One hundred forty credits are required by each university for graduation. The geography programs at the various universities are described. With regard to departmental emphasis, physical geography receives less emphasis in the total geography curriculum than regional geography, socioeconomic geography, and maps and techniques. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (Louisville, KY, April 13-16, 1980).