Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2003, Vol. 58 ›› Issue (1): 9-16.doi: 10.11821/xb200301002

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Education of Geography in China: Inheriting and Innovation

SHI Peijun1,2, SONG Changqing3, GE Daokai4,5, FU Bojie6, WANG Min7, LIU Baoyuan2,7, WANG Yanglin4   

  1. 1. Institute of Resources Science, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China;
    2. Key Laboratory of Environmental Change and Natural Disaster, Ministry of Education of China, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China;
    3. Department of Earth Sciences of National Natural Science Foundation of China, Beijing 100085, China;
    4. Department of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China;
    5. Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Beijing 100816, China;
    6. Research Center of Eco-environmental Science, CAS, Beijing 100085, China;
    7. Department of Resources and Environmental Science, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
  • Received:2002-10-26 Revised:2002-12-25 Online:2003-01-25 Published:2003-01-25
  • Supported by:

    National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.39899374

Abstract:

The education of geography should meet the needs of geographical talents in the science of earth system and sustainable development as well as the socio-economic development in China, especially meet the needs of sustainable development strategy. Therefore, it is necessary to launch a comprehensive reform about the primary and advanced education of geography. Three countermeasures to achieve development with leaps and bounds in geographical education are further presented in this paper: (1) in the background of earth system science and sustainable development science, to establish a new system of geographical education in China; (2) on the premise of adaptation to national and international criterion, to standardize the classification of geographical knowledge system and geographical curriculum system; and (3) on the premise of technical glossary censor, to normalize the terms of geographical advanced education.

Key words: education of geography, inheriting and innovation, China