Understanding Geographical and Environmental Education

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A&C Black, Dec 7, 1995 - Education - 320 pages
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These papers aim to provide a substantial review of the literature pertaining to a comprehensive range of traditional and contemporary research paradigms and research methods. The book is designed as a reference work for novice researchers in the fields of geographical and environmental education.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Positivism and the Quantitative Tradition in Geographical and Environmental Education Research
6
2 Interpretive Approaches to Geographical and Environmental Education Research
12
3 The Critical Tradition in Research in Geographical and Environmental Education Research
26
4 Crosscultural Approaches in Geographical and Environmental Education
41
Defying the Dominant Paradigm in Environmental Education Research
51
6 An International Perspective on Research in Geographical Education
65
7 An Eclectic Approach to Qualitative Research Design in Geographical Education
77
14 Textbook Research in Geographical and Environmental Education
172
15 Audiencecentred Teaching and Childrens Writing in Geography
183
Evaluating Global Education
196
The Research Context
220
The Training of Beginning Teachers
230
A Review of Research
242
Prospects and Problems
251
21 Researching the History of Geographical Education
264

A Programme of Map Skills
93
9 Interviews
112
10 Questionnaire Survey in Research in Environmental and Geographical Education
123
11 Case Study Research
135
12 Action Research
150
A Method for Deconstruction
162

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Michael D. Williams is Professor of Systematic Theology at Covenant Theological Seminary, St Louis, Missouri. He holds degrees from the Moody Bible Institute, Calvin College, Harvard Divinity School, Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary and University of Toronto. An adult convert to the Christian faith, Dr. Williams has written particularly in the areas of the nature of theology and theological method, history, and human sexuality.

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