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ERIC Number: EJ839987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
Do Curriculum Reforms Affect Classroom Teaching in Geography? The Case Study of Switzerland
Reinfried, Sibylle
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v13 n3 p239-250 Aug 2004
The Swiss national curriculum for upper secondary schools requires geography to be taught according to new paradigms concerning subject contents and learning methodology. Today, nearly 10 years after the new curriculum was enacted, the question arises whether the paradigmatic changes were acknowledged by geography teachers and integrated into their teaching. This paper explores what teachers teach today in geography classes, relating it to teachers' constructs of the images of geography. The paper further describes to what extent the interests of teachers and students in the subject diverge. The paper concludes with considerations of the implications for curriculum improvements, teaching methodology and teacher education. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Switzerland