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Towards an international approach for geography education

By Joop van der Schee, John Lidstone and Clare Brooks

Abstract

‘Geography education is indispensable to the development of responsible and active citizens in the present and future world’ is one of the main statements in the International Charter on Geographical Education. This charter was edited in 1992 by Haubrich, chair of the Commission on Geographical Education of the International Geographical Union (IGU). Twenty years later this statement is still true. Geography educators all over the world are looking for ways to talk with young people about their image of their world and to help them to develop their knowledge, skills and ideas about the complex world we live in. However, different ideas exist about what geography we should learn and teach and how. The Commission on Geographical Education of the International Geographical Union tries to help to improve the quality and position of geography education worldwide, promoting the dissemination of good practices and research results in the field of geography education

Topics: geography education, children's geographies, Rome declaration, research in geographical education, international co-operation
Year: 2014
OAI identifier: oai:dspace.library.uu.nl:1874/303209
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