International Handbook on Geographical Education

  • RodĀ Gerber

Part of the The GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 73)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. International Trends

  4. Refocussing Learning and Teaching

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Margaret Robertson
      Pages 89-97
    3. Sarah Bednarz, Robert Bednarz
      Pages 99-113
    4. Joseph P. Stoltman, Lisa De Chano
      Pages 115-137
  5. Improving Curriculum Planning and Development

  6. Innovation and Change in Geographical Education

  7. A Focus on Research in Geographical Education

  8. International Geographical Education Futures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Hannele Cantell, Hannele Rikkinen
      Pages 301-313
    3. Helena Allahwerdi, Hannele Rikkinen
      Pages 325-335
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 345-348

About this book


I am very pleased to have been asked by Rod Gerber to provide a preface to such a book. Not least because of the twenty-four chapters, eight are written by former students or colleagues with whom I have worked in the past and whom I still meet at conferences on geographical education. It is with a certain pride and joy that I note the progress which has been made in geographical education both in its day to day teaching and in research, in the twenty years following the end of my term of office as Chair of the Commission on Geographical Education of the International Geographical Union (CGEIUG). My successors, Joe Stoltman, Hartwig Haubrich, Rod Gerber and now Lea Houtsonen, have done much and are continuing to work hard, to foster the development of geographical education. This book is proof, if proof were needed, that the international collaboration in this field, is alive and well, with contributions coming from all the continents (except Antarctica!). It would be a moribund subject that remained unaffected in one way or another by developments on the 'great world stage', as Fairgrieve (1926) would have put it. And, as Rod Gerber shows, the issues of globalisation, of cultural encounters, of differing value systems, of new technologies, of variable economic development and of environmental quality, all feature as topics which influence and are influenced by, geographical education.


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Editors and affiliations

  • RodĀ Gerber
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Education, Health and Professional StudiesUniversity of New EnglandArmidaleAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6172-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1942-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5499
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