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ERIC Number: EJ923834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
A Comparison of Content in Syllabus-Based Senior Geography Textbooks and Standards-Based Senior Geography Textbooks in Mainland China
Yang, Daihu
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v20 n2 p121-138 2011
As a result of China's geography education reform, the Geography Standards for Senior Secondary Schools was released in 2003. Being the first kind over the past seven decades, the Standards put forward some changes for senior geography education. For the textbooks' crucial role in Chinese educational system, the changes in geographical education are often assumed and reflected explicitly and implicitly by the textbooks. This descriptive study primarily centres on the general picture of content changes and the implications of these changes from the old syllabus-based geography textbooks to the new standards-based ones by comparing the typical examples relating to the learning areas in physical, human and regional geography, activities and geographical enquiries. (Contains 4 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China