Bar-Gal Bruria & Sofer S. (2010). Â« Israeli students' perceptions of gĂ©ography instruction goals Â». International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, vol. 19, nÂ° 2, mai, p. 127–137.
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|Resource type: Journal Article
BibTeX citation key: BarGal2010
Subcategories: Contenus d'enseignement
Keywords: curriculum, gĂ©ographie, IsraĂ«l, question vive
Creators: Bar-Gal, Sofer
Collection: International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education
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"This research compares the official Israeli Ministry of Educationâ€™s curriculum goals of studying geography with the perceptions of Israeli Jewish and Arab junior high school students who study the subject. In addition, the perceptions of Jewish and Arab students about the importance of studying geography are compared. In the first stage of research, 500 students from northern Israel were asked open questions about how they perceived the goals of geography education. In the second stage of research, 280 middle grade students (ages 14â€“16 years) in northern Israel participated. Of these, 129 students were Jewish and 151 students were Arab. These students were given a questionnaire to fill out which included 17 statements about geography that were formulated from stage one of the research. These statements related to the importance of studying geography as
a curriculum topic and as a subject that is interrelated to wider economic and political processes. The results of the research indicate that there is a significant difference between the studentsâ€™ perceptions of the importance of studying geography and the
official curriculum goals for studying geography, which view its importance for the transmission of important societal values. Moreover, the research has also found that there is a significant difference between Jewish and Arab students in their perceptions of the importance of studying geography. While the Arab students perceive environmental values as being very important, the Jewish students perceive political and security issues as most important."