Geografie 1997, 102, 175-180

System of Geographical Education at Elementary Schools in the Czech Republic in the 1990s

Josef Herink

Výzkumný ústav pedagogický, Strojírenská 386, 155 25 Praha 5 - Zličín, Czechia

The paper deals with changes of geographical education at elementary schools of the Czech Republic in the 1990s. The curriculum reform is seen as the most important process. The state of geographical education in the end of the 1980s, i.e. in the end of totalitarian period, is critically evaluated. Chief aims of new elementary education curriculum, as well as problems of subject standardization and individual parts of the curriculum reform carried out by the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, are presented. The role of geographical education within individual educational programs is discussed.