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10.14221/ajte.2016v41n7.7

Abstract

In this study teacher educators’ beliefs concerning primary geography education have been investigated and compared with primary school teachers’ beliefs. In this study 45 teacher educators and 489 primary school teachers completed a questionnaire, and nine teacher educators have been interviewed as well. It has been found that teacher educators are more critical about the quality of primary education than the primary school teachers themselves who are generally positive about the quality of primary geography. Teacher educators think that most primary school teachers are sufficiently competent to organise the more basic and simple geography lessons, but somehow lack the ability to use more creative and innovative approaches. Both teacher educators and primary school teachers believe that assessing learning outcomes and colleague support is of limited importance.

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10.14221/ajte.2016v41n7.7