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Lee, Jongwon; Catling, Simon – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
This study investigated the perspectives of seven English authors, on aspects of their geography textbook writing for schools in England, through a questionnaire-based enquiry. This investigation asked about the features that geography textbook authors consider to be the most important when designing student activities, and which criteria they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Textbook Content, Instructional Design
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Lee, Jongwon; Catling, Simon – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2016
There has been much research into the nature and uses of school geography textbooks as teaching resources, yet the perceptions of their authors have been neglected. This study investigated the perspectives of a sample of authors of English primary and secondary school geography textbooks on their experiences as textbook authors. It enquired into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbook Preparation, Geography, Authors
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Lee, Jongwon; Butt, Graham – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2014
The purpose of this article is to examine recent changes in the geography national curriculum in South Korea through the lenses of three curriculum components that often find themselves in competition--subject content, educational processes and national/social purposes. In recent years, the prevailing national and social aims outlined for the…
Descriptors: National Standards, Geography, Educational Policy, Educational Trends
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Bednarz, Sarah Witham; Stoltman, Joseph P.; Lee, Jongwon – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2004
Teacher preparation has been called the "bete noire" of geography education in the United States (Boehm et al., 1994). Despite progress in other areas of geography, teacher education remains a significant issue affecting the quality of geography instruction nationwide. It is a multifaceted, multidimensional problem tied inextricably to…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teacher Education, Educational Change, Alternative Teacher Certification