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ERIC Number: EJ841091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
Teacher Education Training for Geography Teachers in Australia
Robertson, Margaret
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v13 n2 p171-175 2004
Faced with a complex set of state, territory and federal government policies and regulations, the recent history of education and training in the Australian context has been one of increasing cooperation to find some shared goals and action for the future. This came to a climax in April 1999, when state, territory and commonwealth Ministers of Education met as the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA) in Adelaide. At that meeting, ministers endorsed a new set of National Goals for Schooling in the 21st century, since known as "The Adelaide Declaration on National Goals for Schooling in the Twenty-first Century." The focus of the declaration was on young people, their futures and their future roles as citizens. Excerpts from that statement are pertinent for the review of the role of geography in teacher education. This article attempts to describe the political context within which geographical education and teacher training operate within Australia.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia