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Niemz, Gunter – International Journal of Social Education, 1996
Provides a concise overview of geography education in Germany from the 18th century to the present.Outlines concerns that include the incorporation of the old East German school system and employment problems for German youth. Tables summarize geography curricula throughout different periods. (MJP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Objectives
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Rawling, Eleanor M. – International Journal of Social Education, 1996
Discusses the 1991 adoption of geography national standards in England and Wales and the subsequent 1995 revisions. The original standards reflected a conservative emphasis on physical geography as well as a complete rejection of problem solving and critical thinking. The 1995 revisions restored some key ideas and broad emphases. (MJP)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
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Lidstone, John; Wiber, Marilyn – International Journal of Social Education, 1996
Profiles the current geography curriculum in Australian schools and discusses the policy decisions that resulted in its implementation. Australian geography education features a prominent social education component that emphasizes development, the environment, and other social issues. Includes several tables listing national curriculum goals and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy
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Tait, Norman C. – International Journal of Social Education, 1996
Reviews the state of geography education in South Africa from the elementary grades through the university system (including teacher education programs). Discusses the challenges facing the current system including a changing physical geography (elimination of the homelands) and a radically restructured educational system (inclusion of nonwhites).…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Objectives