A conservative view of geographical education

Haim Marantz, Andrew Warren

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The recent debate in JGHE and on GeogNet about skills training and common first-year courses in tertiary geographical education is put in the context of a broader distinction between education and training, a distinction that has been absent from the debate, as it is from recent discussions of school results, and one which is only paid lip-service by the Dearing Report. Education, in brief, is a project which gives students the means of thinking things through in a systematic way. In this respect, it is argued, geography has a secure place in higher education, and has no need of resort to arguments about job-training.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-53
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Geography in Higher Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1998


  • Dearing
  • Education
  • Geography
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Education


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