Geography Teachers' Views on the Revised High School Geography Curriculum

Akengin H.

MARMARA GEOGRAPHICAL REVIEW, no.18, pp.1-20, 2008 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 18
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-20


Problems are experienced in geography teaching in almost all countries. Modifications made to curriculums from time to time aim to meet the expectations of the community and the Ministry of National Education in the problematic fields of education. The purpose of the geography teaching is to bring up individuals that are responsible, know their country and environment, have knowledge of the wealth as well as the problems of their country, and that produce solutions for the problems. To this end, geography curriculums are reviewed from time to time, and revised taking into consideration the changing conditions. The implementers of curriculums revised and put into practice in line with the development strategies of countries are the teachers. Consequently, it is important to know the views of teachers and problems they encounter with a view to identifying the deficiencies.