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ERIC Number: EJ841107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
Forum: Geography and Geographical Education in New South Wales, Australia
Bliss, Susan
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v15 n2 p149-158 2006
In New South Wales Geography is frequently perceived in an outdated and inaccurate fashion. Geographers' perceptions of their discipline usually contrasts with those of fellow educators, parents, employers, politicians and even their own students. It is suggested that for the public and students to better understand what is required to become a geographically literate person the discipline needs strategies that promote current, accurate knowledge and understanding of the study of Geography. In 1984 Chiplen stated that "Geography appears to be particularly misunderstood and to be singularly unfortunate in not being able to shed the really obsolete, naive images of itself." Twenty years later little has changed. This article focuses on Geography and geographical education in New South Wales, Australia. It provides an overview of Geography curricula in New South Wales and outlines the changes in primary geographical education kindergarten, junior secondary Geography and senior secondary Geography. (Contains 3 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia