Hungary: GIS in Natural Science Teacher Training



In this chapter, I describe the status of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Hungarian secondary schools. In addition to introducing the National Core Curriculum and teacher training, I discuss the status of GIS in them. A case study shows how GIS was introduced to the most motivated teachers during the period 2001–2009. The chapter concludes that teacher training is the key to use GIS in secondary education in Hungary.


Science Teacher Geographic Information System Public Education Teacher Training Biotic Index 
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  1. Hungarian National Core Curriculum. (2009). Ministry of education and culture. Accessed January 7, 2009,

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Danube-Drava National ParkBarcsHungary

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