GeoJournal Library

Geography, Culture and Education

Editors: Gerber, Rod, Williams, M. (Eds.)

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An important challenge for our world is to understand how cultural understanding and geographical education can be linked and used to improve the global society. We readily accept that our world is constituted by numerous groups of people who are organised by committees, tribes, regions, nations or continental entities. How these groups interact, show concern for each others' well-being and progress is still an unpredictable activity. Intercultural tensions, racial conflicts and religious clashes have all led to the challenges for enacting a constructive world. Fundamental perspectives challenge moderate ones, and the resulting tensions produce elements of fear, doubt and distrust. The extremist views of terrorist groups exaggerate these tensions to the extent that some different cultural groups do not prefer to live in peace with their neighbours. Deep-seated intercultural tensions predominate over peaceful co-existence. Such challenges may easily dominate the interaction between racial groups, tribes, indigenous peoples and colonisers. However, we know that through the sound practice of intercultural understanding, cultural groups in different contexts around the world can interact and co-exist successfully and productively. In fact, they can work together to seek to improve their society. This does not mean that one group will dominate the other. Rather, it means that both groups work together to improve their collective lives. Education has played an important role in the long-term achievement of such harmony. This volume has been developed to demonstrate that geographical education can be a potent force in the development of cultural understanding in different societies.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Geography as an Active Social Science

    Gerber, Rod (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Geography as a Cultural Field

    Davies, Wayne (et al.)

    Pages 13-30

  • Geography, Culture, Values and Education

    Edwards, Gwyn

    Pages 31-40

  • Geography, Technology and Culture

    Buzer, Sue

    Pages 41-50

  • Traditional Medicine in Southeast Asia with Special Reference to Malaysia and Indonesia

    Ahmad, Shaharuddin

    Pages 51-64

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eBook $169.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geography, Culture and Education
Editors
  • Rod Gerber
  • M. Williams
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
71
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-1679-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-1679-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0878-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6125-6
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 250
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations
Topics