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ERIC Number: EJ886575
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
"By Our Theories Shall You Know Us": The Role of Theory in Geographical Education
Morgan, John; Firth, Roger
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v19 n2 p87-90 May 2010
This short article explores the role of theory in the field of research in geographical education in the UK. It suggests that the fact that the field is dominated by teacher educators has led to the adoption of theories closely associated with the classroom practice of teachers. Although in the 1980s there were signs that geographical education might engage with a wider set of perspectives from the sociolology of education and curriculum studies, these developments were interrupted by tighter regulation of the work of teacher educators. The article prepares the ground for our other contribution to this "Forum" on the place of critical theory in geographical education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom