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Graves, N. J. – Geographical Education, 1974
This paper describes the background of British geographical education. The nature of the crisis through which geography in schools is currently passing is ascribed to changes in academic geography, to developments in education theory, and to secondary school reorganization. It is argued that the crisis offers opportunities for the further…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Problems, Educational Change
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Johnston, R. J. – Geographical Education, 1974
This paper argues that geography teachers should commit themselves to social science programs. The paper concerns the role of geographers as social scientists through a consideration of the concepts classified by David Harvey (absolute, relative, relational). The argument concludes with a statement on the importance of the geographic approach for…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography
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Renner, John; Slater, Frances – Geographical Education, 1974
The High School Geography Project was used and evaluated by 15-year old students in New Zealand. The program, highly innovative in approaches in teaching Geography, is found to be highly adapted to Australian needs in Geography instruction. (JR)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Geography
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Simson, R. P. – Geographical Education, 1974
The Man and the Environment semester course is one of the new geography courses being trialled in Australia. The curriculum process which led to the setting up of the course is outlined. An evaluation of the course is presented, based on the trail conducted at one Brisbane high school. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Evaluation
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Emery, J. S. – Geographical Education, 1976
Traces the development of environmental education in Australia and assesses change in the environmental content of geography curriculum. The conclusion is that teachers of geography should become more involved in environmental education. For journal availability, see SO 505 721. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Trends
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Slater, Frances A. – Geographical Education, 1975
Presents examples of how fundamental geographic concepts, such as location and spatial interaction, may be used in the secondary classroom to stimulate inquiry learning. Available from: Business Manager, Geographical Education, Sydney Teachers College, P.O. Box 63, Camperdown, N.S.W. 2050, Australia. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Comparative Education, Concept Formation, Curriculum Research
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Francis, L. E. – Geographical Education, 1975
Explores the use of concepts in geography teaching in Australia and reviews the relevant literature on the development of geographical concepts. For journal availability, see SO 505 212. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Elementary Secondary Education
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Oliver, J. – Geographical Education, 1975
Discusses the interest of geographers in the interplay of physical and human influences in fashioning geographical patterns. Methods of stimulating student interest in geography are suggested. For journal availability, see SO 505 212. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Climate, Comparative Education, Environmental Influences, Higher Education
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Cox, B. – Geographical Education, 1975
Examines the development and adoption of secondary courses in geography in Queensland, Australia, along the guidelines set down by the Radford Committee in 1969. For journal availability, see SO 505 212. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Innovation
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Cameron, J. M. R. – Geographical Education, 1975
Focuses on the 11th grade geography curriculum which was introduced into Australian schools in 1974. Outlines the background, objectives, structure, and content of the curriculum syllabus. For journal availability, see SO 505 212. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum, Educational Objectives, Geographic Concepts
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Stringer, W. N. – Geographical Education, 1975
Examines prescribed and recommended geography courses at the secondary level in Victoria and compares them with similar courses in N.S.W., Queensland and South Australia. Concludes that the courses in Victoria are deficient because they are not integrated into the curriculum in relation to the conceptual level of pupils at the secondary level. For…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Milne, A. K. – Geographical Education, 1975
Describes the study tour of China undertaken by 20 members of the Australian Geography Teachers Association. An itinerary of the three week tour and reports from Australian and Chinese newspapers are included. For journal availability, see SO 505 212. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Practices, Field Trips, Foreign Countries
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Cowie, P. M. – Geographical Education, 1978
Geography textbooks are evaluated to determine the relationship between the subject matter of geography and the changing concerns of society. Suggests that teachers should deal openly with values, which are inherent in geography content and methods. Journal available from Business Manager, Geographical Education, Sydney Teachers College, P.O. Box…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices
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Smith, D. – Geographical Education, 1978
Examines how values are included in the geography curriculum as modes of conduct acceptable in a classroom, methodologies of the subject, canons for validity and truth of information, and as part of the hidden curriculum. Concludes that teachers are responsible for helping learners develop their own value positions. Journal availability: see SO…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Behavioral Science Research, Comparative Education, Educational Needs
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Slater, F.; Spicer, B. J. – Geographical Education, 1978
Describes how a statistical analytical technique (the Q-sort) can be used to derive ideal educational objectives for high school geography courses. Discusses implications for curriculum development in geography. Journal availability: see SO 507 226. (DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Objectives, Geography Instruction
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