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ERIC Number: EJ810525
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0305-4985
Values in Geographic Education: The Challenge of Attending to Learners' Perspectives
Hopwood, Nick
Oxford Review of Education, v34 n5 p589-608 Oct 2008
Geography as a school subject is highly infused with values and controversial issues. Much attention has been paid to the role of the (geography) teacher in dealing with values education, but the continued lack of pupil-focused empirical work hampers conceptual, practical and policy development. Drawing on evidence from pupil-focused research, it is argued that greater attention must be paid to three issues: (i) pupils may interpret classroom experiences in relation to unannounced or hidden values and controversies; (ii) pupils may position or locate themselves in relation to controversial issues in a variety of ways; and (iii) as a result, pupils' engagement with values in the geography classroom may be highly individualised and complex, reflecting (i) and (ii) in combination. The challenge is to attend to learners' perspectives, and these three issues are presented as possible starting points for future research agendas. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom