ERIC Number: ED331742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Geography and Education: Through the Souls of Our Feet.
This book compares the teaching methods of Europe with the United States as related to the development of geography education and the problems of geography education in U.S. schools. The book comprehensively discusses and evaluates the history of geography instruction, tracing that history from the time of the Greeks and examining influences up to the beginning of the 19th century. Featuring the innovative and influential methods of Pestalozzi, a review of how geography was taught in Great Britain and Ireland in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is outlined. Teaching by the inductive method and discovery by personal observation as advocated by Pestalozzi are strongly recommended. The time is ripe for American classrooms to adopt the idea that learning geography first hand by actual experience of the environment and by active teaching methods produces positive results. (NL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Instruction, Geography, Geography Instruction, Induction, Teaching Methods
Educare Press, P.O. Box 31511, Seattle, WA 98103 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Great Britain; Ireland; Pestalozzi (Johann Heinrich)