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Geography in British Schools, 1885-2000 : Making a World of Difference - Rex Walford

Geography in British Schools, 1885-2000

Making a World of Difference

Paperback Published: 30th October 2000
ISBN: 9780713040272
Number Of Pages: 272

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This history charts how geography rose to popularity on a tide of imperial enthusiasms in Victorian time and made its way into many elementary schools in the latter half of the 19th century. Many geography lessons were not dominated by the rote-learning of "capes and bays" and some of the pioneers of the subject led the way in the use of models, visual aids and "object lessons" in schools. The book explores Scott Keltie's report of 1886 as a catalyst for development. Despite the founding of the Geographical Association in 1893, the subject needed a series of concerted political campaigns in the early 20th centry to establish itself in the secondary sector. The growth of the regional approach, field-work and of sample studies expanded the subject between the world wars, before a major conceptual revolution invigorated and challenged teachers of the subject in the post-war period.

List of Figures and Tablesp. vi
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Travellers' Tales and Cosmography before 1850p. 16
Capes and Bays - Millstones or Milestones? 1850-80p. 35
Imperial Imperatives, 1880-1900p. 49
The Struggle for Recognition, 1900-20p. 72
Field-Days, 1920-40p. 95
Regions and the Road to Ennui, 1940-60p. 133
The New Model Army, 1960-75p. 158
Radical Responses, 1975-85p. 184
The Notion of a National Curriculum, 1985-90p. 203
The Butcher, the Baker, the Curriculum Fudge-Maker, 1990-2000p. 215
Geography - The Way Ahead, 2000-p. 236
Appendixp. 251
Select Bibliographyp. 253
Indexp. 257
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ISBN: 9780713040272
ISBN-10: 0713040270
Series: Woburn Education Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 30th October 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.61 x 18.9  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1