ERIC Number: EJ1128412
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Does the High School Geography Experience Influence Enrollment in University Geography Courses?
Leydon, Joseph; McLaughlin, Christina; Wilson, Heather
Journal of Geography, v116 n2 p79-88 2017
The literature suggests that owing to profound difficulties with high school geography curricula, teachers play a vital role in stimulating student interest and in providing a platform for continuation in the study of geography at university. Yet, with little empirical evidence offered in support, it is unclear why students select geography at university and if their high school experience informs their decision. Through a survey of students enrolled in an introductory geography course at an Ontario university, this research questions the relationship between students' high school experience and their enrollment in the course and ponders the implications for the health of the discipline.
Descriptors: High School Students, Geography, Student Interests, College Students, Course Selection (Students), Decision Making, Student Experience, Student Surveys, Foreign Countries, Curriculum, Student Motivation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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