ERIC Number: ED429894
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Teaching Secondary School Geography with a Focus upon National Images.
Allen, Rodney F.
The world is made up of over 185 nation-states. This paper offers advice for geography teachers and students on how to focus their study of some nations in terms of their national images. The goals for studying national images are (1) to understand how national images are constructed and influence thought and behavior; (2) to test the linkage between perspective and reality in the images that students have of other nations and their own; (3) to critically examine the national images served to them uncritically by their geography textbooks; and (4) to understand how many nations today are consciously trying to redefine their national images to be able to sell themselves and their products and services in the global marketplace. The paper provides examples of national images, using South Korea (through images in textbooks, the media, national products, and national images); and Great Britain (under Prime Minister Tony Blair) and its campaign to change its national image. Activities for geographic study that center on national image are strategies that students find interesting and challenging. Contains 10 references. (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea; United Kingdom (Great Britain)