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ERIC Number: ED066395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 10
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Geography in Teaching and the Future.
Prow, J. Wolf
Geography, the "Mother of Sciences," antedates other disciplines and has its origins in antiquity when Greek scholars compiled descriptions of the earth in so-called "topographias." Since then, other sciences have branched out and geography has become the subject of much controversy. Taught in the United States in conjunction with other disciplines, or perhaps not at all, geography is emerging as an all-embracing science and as a bridge between physical and social disciplines. A primary recommendation is for geography to align itself with the environmental sciences--rather than social studies--or to assert itself as an independent subject. Education of geographic technicians, improvement of the tools of the science (maps, photography, atlases), and perfection of new techniques in graphic representation are immediate needs. Computerized operations offer a new key to data reduction and perhaps will dominate scheduling of priorities. The challenges of our earth, as well as the challenges of the solar system, give the science a new impetus and a new direction. (Author/JMB)
University of Waterloo, Department of Geography, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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