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ERIC Number: EJ1132818
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
Situating the Lesotho Secondary School Geography in Curriculum Relevance Debate
Raselimo, Mohaeka
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v26 n2 p121-134 2017
The issue of curriculum relevance has attracted attention of academics and the general public in Lesotho where there are social, economic, environmental and political challenges confronting the society. To address these challenges education, through various school subjects, is expected to play a pivotal role. However, there are concerns that the current Lesotho secondary curriculum does not adequately prepare school leavers for the world of work and further education. This paper takes a reflective approach to debate the potential contribution of secondary school geography to national development goals in Lesotho. It draws on relevant Lesotho national policies to highlight synergies between the national development priorities and the content of secondary school geography. Based on the review of geography syllabus, it is argued that in the light of the current development challenges such as global climate change, natural disasters, increasing levels of unemployment, human trafficking and advancement in technology, geographical understanding is more important than ever before. The paper ends by discussing implications for a geography teacher education programme that would be supportive of a continued survival of geography in the school curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Lesotho
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