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New book: Spatial Citizenship Education

Discussion created by tbaker-esristaff Employee on Mar 1, 2019

A new text which I believe many in this group should consider.

 

Spatial Citizenship Education: Citizenship through Geography (Shin and Bednarz, 2019) is the inaugural book exploring the contribution of geographic education (and geographic technologies and spatial thinking) to the development of the citizen.  It describes citizenship development through a rich understanding of spatial and geographic narratives. The book includes a history of geographic education as well as theoretical and conceptual elements of the work of geography education. Geography teachers, teacher educators, and GIS education researchers should consider this volume as a critical contribution to their well-rounded library.

 

Chapters include:

  • Conceptualizing spatial citizenship
  • Geography as a social study
  • Geography, capabilities, and the educated person
  • The spatial production and navigation of vulnerable citizens
  • Citizenship education in a spatially enabled world
  • Rediscovering the local
  • Cultivating student citizens
  • Geotechnologies and the spatial citizen
  • Informed citizenry starts in the preschool and elementary grades – and with geography
  • Spatial citizenship in the secondary geography curriculum
  • Spatial citizenship in the geography/social studies teacher education

 

Amazon link to the book.

 

 

 

From the Routledge website:

 

Euikyung E. Shin is a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois where she teaches curriculum studies and social studies education. Her research interests include incorporation of spatial perspectives for global citizenship education and integration of geospatial technology to social studies curriculum.

 

Sarah Witham Bednarz is Professor Emerita of Geography at Texas A&M University. Bednarz co-authored the national geography standards, Geography for Life (1994 and 2012), served on the Committee on Spatial Thinking (2004–2006), and co-chaired the Geography Education Research Committee (GERC) of the 21st Century Road Map for 21st Century Geography Education Project.

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