高等学校「地理」の動向と今後の地理教育の展望  [in Japanese] Trends in High School Geography and the Prospects for Geography Education  [in Japanese]

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<p>高等学校地理歴史科において,地理が必履修科目となろうとしている。高等学校での地理の必履修化は,多くの地理関係者の悲願であった。本稿の目的は,高等学校地理必修化までの過程と現在の審議の動向を示し,地理の必履修の可能性を探ることである。小学校から高等学校までの地理学習は,人間形成および国際社会の理解,生涯教育,キャリア教育といった観点からも極めて重要である。現在は,文部科学省で高等学校の地理必履修化が前向きに検討されているが,これが実現されれば,小学校から高等学校までの地理カリキュラムが整理および再構造化され,一貫性のある地理教育が可能となる。高校地理の必履修化の可能性は高いと思われるが,他方で,その実現に向けては,今後とも多くの地理関係者が協力していかなければならない。さらには必履修化された後にも,地理を永続的に維持していくためには,より一層の協力体制が必要不可欠となる。</p>

<p>Geography, currently taught as part of the geography and history course, is expected to become a separate compulsory subject in high school. Many people who support geography have a strong desire that geography will become a compulsory subject in high school. The possibility of this appears to be high these days. The purpose of this paper is to describe the process involved in creating a compulsory subject, the discussions that must be held in government and the additional aspects of the reality of geography as a compulsory subject in high school. Integration of learning about geography from elementary school through high school is extremely important for formation of the personality, international understanding, life education and preparation for a career. The requirements for geography have been discussed in government, within the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. For geography to become a compulsory subject, its curriculum needs to be arranged and formulated. In this way a geography curriculum that is integrated from elementary school to high school would be constructed. It is believed that the possibility of geography becoming a compulsory subject in high school has become high in recent years. Under these circumstances, many people who are involved in the field of geography will have to cooperate in order to achieve realization of its status as a compulsory subject. In addition, after geography becomes a compulsory subject, a stronger cooperation system will be needed among geography organizations.</p>

Journal

  • Japanese Journal of Human Geography

    Japanese Journal of Human Geography 68(1), 66-78, 2016

    The Human Geographical Society of Japan

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130006329612
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN00123110
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • ISSN
    0018-7216
  • NDL Article ID
    027441408
  • NDL Call No.
    Z8-440
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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