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International Journal of Educational Policy Research and Review
Vol.1(2),pp.014-020 June,2014
ISSN 2360-7076
Article 14/ID/ Article ID:EPRR011
Copyright © 2014 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article. Author(s) agree that this article remain permanently open access under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0 International License



Original Research Article

Geo-education in Egypt, ideas, challenges and vision

Kholoud Mohamed Abdel Maksoud*1, Moataz Adel El-Shafeiy2 and Tamer Gad Rashed1

1Institute of African Research and Studies- Cairo University, Cairo Egypt.
2Geology Department, Faculty of Science- Cairo University, Cairo Egypt.

*Corresponding Author Email: kholoud.mohamedali@gmail.com
Tel.: +201005127479



date Received:     date Accepted: April 24, 2014     date Published:


 Abstract

Although Geo-Science education is important, many people in Africa, Egypt in particular, do not know its value and importance. This paper will discuss problems of Geo-education in Egypt using the questionnaire as a tool for data collection to find answers to questions such as: Is the Egyptian community evaluating geo-sciences to support the idea of geo-education? Do students know about Geo-sciences? If no, would they like to learn and if yes, would they like to learn more about it? How can we achieve our goal of simplifying the terms and concepts of Geo-education and making it interesting to students of varying education levels? All these questions will be answered in this paper through applying some powerful tools and contacting both students and teachers to obtain/evaluate opinions about the vision of this issue in different schools at different social levels. Additionally, lecturing some students as a trial application to the idea is needed together with obtaining an output survey from the students. This paper discusses the challenges facing the application of geo-education intensively in Egypt.

Abbreviations

NSF: National Science Foundation, E and D: education and diversity, ICTs: Information and communications technologies


Key words: Geo-education, Egypt, geo-science.


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