Seven reasons to be cheerful?... or school geography in youth, maturity and old age ( Britain).

Andrew Kirby, D. Lambert

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Bailey (Geography has come of age. Times Educational Supplement, 7 December, 1979 p31) identified 7 reasons to support his claim for maturity after a decade of experimentation. They are: 1) the establishment of theoretical foundations; 2) reassessment of methodology in geographical teaching; 3) resources and materials for school use; 4) School Council curriculum projects; 5) teachers journals; 6) reorganization of A-levels; 7) morale. The authors beg to differ and believe that Bailey's claims are unfounded. They argue that much of what masquerades as geography within schools in not and a lot more is not relevant to the needs of the non-specialist. It is estimated that only a small percentage of those reaching a sufficiently high standard at A-level to gain university entrance have a correct understanding of basic geographical concepts. Another problem is the growing gap between the schools and the research frontier where there has been a swing away from quantitative methods and methodological issues to urban questions and other substantive issues. Changes still continue, the future is progressive rather than established, geography is still growing. -E.Turner

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSignposts for geography teaching. Papers from the Charney Manor conference 1980
EditorsR. Walford
PublisherLongman
Pages113-119
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

curriculum
teaching
methodology
geography
school
youth
resource
method
need
project
material

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

Cite this

Kirby, A., & Lambert, D. (1981). Seven reasons to be cheerful?... or school geography in youth, maturity and old age ( Britain). In R. Walford (Ed.), Signposts for geography teaching. Papers from the Charney Manor conference 1980 (pp. 113-119). Longman.

Seven reasons to be cheerful?... or school geography in youth, maturity and old age ( Britain). / Kirby, Andrew; Lambert, D.

Signposts for geography teaching. Papers from the Charney Manor conference 1980. ed. / R. Walford. Longman, 1981. p. 113-119.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Kirby, A & Lambert, D 1981, Seven reasons to be cheerful?... or school geography in youth, maturity and old age ( Britain). in R Walford (ed.), Signposts for geography teaching. Papers from the Charney Manor conference 1980. Longman, pp. 113-119.
Kirby A, Lambert D. Seven reasons to be cheerful?... or school geography in youth, maturity and old age ( Britain). In Walford R, editor, Signposts for geography teaching. Papers from the Charney Manor conference 1980. Longman. 1981. p. 113-119
Kirby, Andrew ; Lambert, D. / Seven reasons to be cheerful?... or school geography in youth, maturity and old age ( Britain). Signposts for geography teaching. Papers from the Charney Manor conference 1980. editor / R. Walford. Longman, 1981. pp. 113-119
@inbook{5a75ed510a374d248f4b78117f568a24,
title = "Seven reasons to be cheerful?... or school geography in youth, maturity and old age ( Britain).",
abstract = "Bailey (Geography has come of age. Times Educational Supplement, 7 December, 1979 p31) identified 7 reasons to support his claim for maturity after a decade of experimentation. They are: 1) the establishment of theoretical foundations; 2) reassessment of methodology in geographical teaching; 3) resources and materials for school use; 4) School Council curriculum projects; 5) teachers journals; 6) reorganization of A-levels; 7) morale. The authors beg to differ and believe that Bailey's claims are unfounded. They argue that much of what masquerades as geography within schools in not and a lot more is not relevant to the needs of the non-specialist. It is estimated that only a small percentage of those reaching a sufficiently high standard at A-level to gain university entrance have a correct understanding of basic geographical concepts. Another problem is the growing gap between the schools and the research frontier where there has been a swing away from quantitative methods and methodological issues to urban questions and other substantive issues. Changes still continue, the future is progressive rather than established, geography is still growing. -E.Turner",
author = "Andrew Kirby and D. Lambert",
year = "1981",
language = "English (US)",
pages = "113--119",
editor = "R. Walford",
booktitle = "Signposts for geography teaching. Papers from the Charney Manor conference 1980",
publisher = "Longman",

}

TY - CHAP

T1 - Seven reasons to be cheerful?... or school geography in youth, maturity and old age ( Britain).

AU - Kirby, Andrew

AU - Lambert, D.

PY - 1981

Y1 - 1981

N2 - Bailey (Geography has come of age. Times Educational Supplement, 7 December, 1979 p31) identified 7 reasons to support his claim for maturity after a decade of experimentation. They are: 1) the establishment of theoretical foundations; 2) reassessment of methodology in geographical teaching; 3) resources and materials for school use; 4) School Council curriculum projects; 5) teachers journals; 6) reorganization of A-levels; 7) morale. The authors beg to differ and believe that Bailey's claims are unfounded. They argue that much of what masquerades as geography within schools in not and a lot more is not relevant to the needs of the non-specialist. It is estimated that only a small percentage of those reaching a sufficiently high standard at A-level to gain university entrance have a correct understanding of basic geographical concepts. Another problem is the growing gap between the schools and the research frontier where there has been a swing away from quantitative methods and methodological issues to urban questions and other substantive issues. Changes still continue, the future is progressive rather than established, geography is still growing. -E.Turner

AB - Bailey (Geography has come of age. Times Educational Supplement, 7 December, 1979 p31) identified 7 reasons to support his claim for maturity after a decade of experimentation. They are: 1) the establishment of theoretical foundations; 2) reassessment of methodology in geographical teaching; 3) resources and materials for school use; 4) School Council curriculum projects; 5) teachers journals; 6) reorganization of A-levels; 7) morale. The authors beg to differ and believe that Bailey's claims are unfounded. They argue that much of what masquerades as geography within schools in not and a lot more is not relevant to the needs of the non-specialist. It is estimated that only a small percentage of those reaching a sufficiently high standard at A-level to gain university entrance have a correct understanding of basic geographical concepts. Another problem is the growing gap between the schools and the research frontier where there has been a swing away from quantitative methods and methodological issues to urban questions and other substantive issues. Changes still continue, the future is progressive rather than established, geography is still growing. -E.Turner

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0019712739&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0019712739&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Chapter

AN - SCOPUS:0019712739

SP - 113

EP - 119

BT - Signposts for geography teaching. Papers from the Charney Manor conference 1980

A2 - Walford, R.

PB - Longman

ER -