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ERIC Number: ED133254
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
European Curriculum Studies (in the Academic Secondary School), No. 10--Geography.
Morris, J. W.
Geography curriculum and examinations in European secondary schools are discussed. Intended as a research tool for use by educational planners and curriculum developers, the report compares geography teaching in 18 European countries by analyzing data from 1971 and 1974 questionnaires completed by educational officials of the Council of Europe. Chapter I presents information on the changing status of secondary level geography instruction. Chapter II identifies aims of the new geography as increased understanding of spatial dimensions, interaction of man and environment, stimulation of environmental protection, and increased acceptance of cultural pluralism and other life-styles. Chapter III compares four types of course syllabi--traditional, interdisciplinary, human, and limited--and presents selections of material from various textbooks. Chapter IV identifies the main resources in geography instruction as globes, maps, audiovisual aids, reprographic devices, library facilities, and mathematical aids. Chapter V discusses testing in different countries and compares feedback from various types of evaluation. Chapter VI describes teacher training in European universities. Chapter VII discusses problems in geography instruction and recommends that courses for more academically able students be stressed and that teaching conditions be improved. Tables and diagrams are included. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Cognitive Objectives, Comparative Education, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Guides, Data Analysis, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Interdisciplinary Approach, Physical Geography, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Tables (Data), Teacher Education, Test Results, Testing
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).