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Uhlenwinkel, Anke; Béneker, Tine; Bladh, Gabriel; Tani, Sirpa; Lambert, David – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
The small-scale research presented in this paper was conducted as part of the GeoCapabilities project. Though originating in the Anglophone world, the project attempts to address the purposes and values of geography education internationally. Using the idea of "powerful disciplinary knowledge" the project asks what geography has to offer…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Barriers, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Monk, Janice – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2011
Gender has long been implicated in geographic education, though generally implicitly until the late twentieth century. Emphasizing British and American examples, this paper examines gender representation among geographic educators, in student participation, and in learning. It then turns to pedagogical issues that arise as content and strategies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Teaching (Occupation), Females
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Broom, Catherine – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2008
This paper explores how Geography's position in British Columbia (BC), Canada's school social studies curricula has been affected by changes in educational cycles over the twentieth century. The amount of instructional time, the importance assigned to the subject and the content of the subject have varied in accordance with the pre-eminence given…
Descriptors: Geography, Educational Philosophy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Kaivola, Taina; Rikkinen, Hannele – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2007
Geography teaching has been under constant change over the last decades. Innovations from research in geography and higher education have diffused in school practices in various ways. International trends have been applied to national contexts in co-operation among academics, administrators and school teachers depending on policies and educational…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Geography