ERIC Number: ED098137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Values in Geography.
This resource paper on values in geography is one of several developed by the Commission on College Geography as expository documents for the use of both the student and instructor at the college level. They are designed to supplement existing texts and to fill a gap between significant research in geography and readily accessible materials. The papers are concerned with important concepts in modern geography and focus on three general themes: geographic theory; policy implications; and contemporary social relevance. Among the papers presented are the following: (1) What Do Geographers Mean by Values; (2) Values and Sociology of American Geography; (3) Values We Inherit; (4) Geography Today: Some Value Dilemmas; (5) A Vocational or a System Definition of Geography; (6) The Nature of Man in Geographic Perspective; (7) Values and the Natural-Science Notion of Man; (8) Toward a Rational Notion of Man; (9) Geography and the Horizons of the Everyday World; (10) Toward a Conscientious Engagement in Social Problems; and (11) Environmental Values and the Quest for an Ethic. An extensive bibliography and additional commentaries on values in geography are also included. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Research, Futures (of Society), Geographic Concepts, Geography, Higher Education, Social Problems, Social Responsibility, Supplementary Reading Materials, Theories, Values
Association of American Geographers AAG, Commission on College Geography, 1710 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 ($1.50 each, quantity rates, single copies free to members)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC. Commission on College Geography.