Introduction: Why Geography Teacher Education and Professionalization Matter

Eyüp Artvinli, Inga Gryl, Jongwon Lee, Jerry Mitchell

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This book presents contemporary approaches of geography education from different countries, making the international dimension of geography teacher education accessible to various geography educators in different parts of the world. This chapter provides an introduction into this field of research and praxis, summarizing the state of the art concerning teachers' professionalisation and current challenges to geography education. Furthermore, the chapter introduces the book's structure that is constructed along discourses of geography education and geography teacher professionalization that are relevant globally but answered with nationally different strategies. In doing so, each chapter is summarized briefly, providing a comprehensive overview of the book.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Perspectives on Geographical Education
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NameInternational Perspectives on Geographical Education
ISSN (Print)2367-2773
ISSN (Electronic)2367-2781

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