Geografie 2008, 113, 61-73

The image of geography in educational documents: Contribution to the debate on the revised text of the International Charter on Geographical Education

Silvie Kuldová

Katedra sociální geografie a regionálního rozvoje, Přírodovědecká fakulta UK, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia

The aim of the article is a brief presentation of the content of The International Charter on Geographical Education, Revised 2006 Edition, to sketch selected controversial parts of the draft and thus to stimulate a wider debate on this important geographical document in Czechia. The article focuses on the following questions: 1. Which functions and educational aims are put in geography by the revised edition of the Charter and which image of the geographical branch is offered to the society in this way? 2. Whether and how this image is different from the current dominant paradigm in the geographical discipline.


Příspěvek byl zpracován v rámci řešení grantového projektu GA UK č. 150007: Územní ochrana - bariéra nebo nástroj rozvoje území?