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Policy and practice in geography education

Research into Government policy and practice in geographical education

Governments can influence geographical education in schools through its policies on: the National Curriculum, assessment, inspection and school governance. 

The geography curriculum that is enacted in schools is the result of processes of interpretation and reinterpretations of these government policies by awarding bodies, textbook authors, geography coordinators in academy chains, geography departments and individual teachers.


Gaps in policy research and future possibilities

The following gaps have been identified for further study:

Update on government policies on curriculum, assessment, inspections and school governance and their influence on school geography.

Key sources of geographical education research for policy


Key research articles



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