Geografie 2009, 114, 316-331

The transformation of geography education in Czechia

Dana Řezníčková

Department of Social Geography and Regional development, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia

The presented contribution summarizes the development of geographical education in primary and secondary schools, in Czechia, over the period of the past 20 years (especially after 2001), during which time extensive reforms to the Czech education system have been underway. The aim of this contribution is to shed light on a wider context, mainly on the impact of curricular reforms, reform of the upper-secondary graduation examination (Maturita) as well as on the scope of research in Czech geographical education. The final part of the contribution summarizes and evaluates the main factors influencing the current and future state of geography education with a SWOT analysis.


The paper was completed with financial support from Research Programme No. MSM 0021620831 sponsored by the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport.


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