IGU CGE Geography Education Questionnaire
Amsterdam, August 31th, 2010.
Dear colleagues,
Would it not be nice to have information about geography teaching in different countries in the world available on the web? It will not only give an overview but it can also inspire us.
The IGU Commission on Geographical Education supports the idea to collect this information on its website.
As webmaster of www.igu-cge.org I invite you to fill in the questionnaire below and email it to me before December 1th, 2010. To help you a bit I have attached the answers for The Netherlands.
Perhaps you cannot answer the questions. Please ask a colleague in your country to help you.
Together we can build a very interesting new part of our website.
On behalf of many colleagues involved in geography teaching thanks in advance!
Yours,
Joop van der Schee
Webmaster IGU-CGE
VU University Amsterdam
Tel. +31 20 5989213
j.vanderschee@ond.vu.nl

IGU CGE Geography Education Questionnaire


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  1. What is the aim of geography in primary education in your country?
  2. What is the aim of geography in secondary education in your country?
  3. What is the average number of hours of geography teaching in primary education in your country?
  4. What is the average number of hours of geography teaching in secondary education in your country?
  5. What are the most important themes in primary geography teaching in your country?
  6. What are the most important themes in secondary geography teaching in your country?
  7. What is the position of geography in het upper levels of secondary education in your country?
  8. What is the biggest problem for geography teaching in your country?
  9. Mention one or more good practices or very successful projects of geography teaching in your country.
  10. Mention research projects in the field of geography teaching in your country.
  11. Mention publications or websites with information in English about geography teaching in your country.
  12. Mention contact addresses for information about geography teaching in your country.