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ERIC Number: EJ837156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
Views, Values and Perceptions in Geographical Fieldwork in Singapore Schools
Chew, Edwin
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v17 n4 p307-329 Nov 2008
This article suggests that there is an overwhelming support for fieldwork among a prominent group of professionals in Singapore. Professionals were surveyed to assess how fieldwork is viewed amongst the subject leaders (heads of departments, subject heads and geography coordinators) and the various stakeholders (school leaders comprising principals/vice-principals, curriculum officers from the Ministry of Education (MOE) and geography lecturers at the National Institute of Education) in Singapore. The article concludes that the majority of the fieldwork was only of the "traditional field excursion" type which did not allow much geographical enquiry and discovery. There were also divergent views on the adequacy of training for teachers. The article also highlights the current level of fieldwork undertaken in schools and the current level of training for teachers. It also offers a number of recommendations based on a deeper understanding of challenges and issues faced by schools. (Contains 7 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore