© 2003

International Handbook on Geographical Education

  • Rod 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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203

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

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

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title International Handbook on Geographical Education
  • Editors Rod Gerber
  • Series Title The GeoJournal Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-1019-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-6172-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-1942-1
  • Series ISSN 0924-5499
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 348
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Education, general
    Human Geography
    Curriculum Studies
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