Geography Education, Primary and Secondary: International perspectives

Michael Solem, Sirpa Tani

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This entry highlights and compares international patterns in geography education at primary and secondary levels, focusing especially on the United States, Europe, and Asia. The authors consider regional similarities and differences in the structure, content, and aims of geography in schools and teacher education systems. The entry concludes with a discussion of research issues and emerging frameworks for international collaboration and dialogue aimed at advancing the status and quality of geography in primary and secondary education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe International Encyclopedia of Geography : People, the Earth, Environment and Technology
EditorsDouglas Richardson
Number of pages11
Place of PublicationHoboken, NJ
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Publication date6 Mar 2017
ISBN (Electronic)9781118786352
Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2017
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • geography education

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