ERIC Number: EJ1080192
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
Adolescents, New Urban Spaces and Understanding Spatial Isolation: Can Geography Educators Lead Educational Reforms?
Robertson, Margaret E.; Burston, Mary A.
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v24 n4 p325-337 2015
Imagining futures is challenging planners, policy-makers and educators alike. For young people growing up in our increasingly urbanised landscapes, new imaginaries are needed. Some of the complexities emerging in urban ecology are considered through an overview of geographical traditions and research findings reporting perspectives of young people past, recent and projected. Recent research relates to experiences of young people living in the Australian city of Melbourne. Educational challenges ahead for schooling in new urban spaces provide opportunities for geography education to provide curriculum leadership in the change processes needed.
Descriptors: Adolescents, Geography Instruction, Educational Change, Secondary School Students, Student Surveys, Futures (of Society), Urbanization, Foreign Countries
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia