2012

International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS in Secondary Schools

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ISBN: 978-94-007-2119-7 (Print) 978-94-007-2120-3 (Online)

Table of contents (35 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxix

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    The World at Their Fingertips: A New Age for Spatial Thinking

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    Pages 13-25

    Australia: Inquiry Learning with GIS to Simulate Coastal Storm Inundation

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    Pages 27-36

    Austria: Links Between Research Institutions and Secondary Schools for Geoinformation Research and Practice

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    Pages 37-47

    Canada: Teaching Geography Through Geotechnology Across a Decentralized Curriculum Landscape

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    Pages 49-57

    Chile: GIS and the Reduction of the Digital Divide in the Pan-American World

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    Pages 59-64

    China: Teacher Preparation for GIS in the National Geography Curriculum

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    Pages 65-71

    Colombia: Development of a Prototype Web-Based GIS Application for Teaching Geography

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    Pages 73-82

    Denmark: Early Adoption and Continued Progress of GIS for Education

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    Pages 83-88

    Dominican Republic: Prospects for the Incorporation of GIS into the School Curriculum

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    Pages 89-96

    Finland: Diffusion of GIS in Schools from Local Innovations to the Implementation of a National Curriculum

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    Pages 97-105

    France: Dogmatic Innovations, Innovative Teachers, and Parallel Experimentations

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    Pages 107-113

    Germany: Diverse GIS Implementations within a Diverse Educational Landscape

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    Pages 115-123

    Ghana: Prospects for Secondary School GIS Education in a Developing Country

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    Pages 125-130

    Hungary: GIS in Natural Science Teacher Training

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    Pages 131-140

    India: Localized Introduction of GIS in Elite Urban Private Schools and Prospects for Diffusion

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    Pages 141-149

    Japan: GIS-Enabled Field Research and a Cellular Phone GIS Application in Secondary Schools

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    Pages 151-156

    Lebanon: A Personal Journey from Professional Development to GIS Implementation in an English Language Classroom

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    Pages 157-167

    Malta: GIS and Geography Teaching in the Context of Educational Reform

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    Pages 169-177

    The Netherlands: Introduction and Diffusion of GIS for Geography Education, 1980s to the Present

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    Pages 179-189

    New Zealand: Pioneer Teachers and the Implementation of GIS in Schools

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