GIS Education in Taiwanese Senior High Schools: A National Survey Among Geography Teachers

Yao Hui Wang*, Che Ming Chen

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Following the integration of GIS into the national curriculum standards of senior high school geography, Taiwan has systematically implemented GIS education for over a decade. However, the effectiveness of this implementation is currently unclear. Therefore, this study investigates the status of GIS education in Taiwanese senior high schools. A nationwide questionnaire survey and ten personal interviews were conducted between 2009 and 2010. The results indicate that approximately 99 percent of teachers are confident to teach about GIS. The current educational strategies of pro- moting GIS have proven effective and shall be continued and expanded.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-84
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Geography
Volume112
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar

Keywords

  • GIS education
  • National Curriculum Standards
  • questionnaire

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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