Where can you go to for help and support when starting out in geography education? The IGU Commission on Geography Education have compiled a list of publications to help any newcomers to the field.

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International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education (IRGEE)

Editors: Gillian Kidman (Monash University) and Chew Hung Chang (National Institute of Education); Managed by Ms Donna Bennett; Published by Taylor & Francis; Sponsored by the Commission on Geographical Education, International Geographical Union; ISSN: 1038-2046

IRGEE is published four times a year and serves four major purposes:

  • to promote an expanded international interest in research in geographical and environmental education;
  • to provide a forum for the critique of research studies and the discussion of relevant research issues in geographical and environmental education;
  • to encourage the international dissemination of research in geographical and environmental education; and
  • to demonstrate the relevance of research studies to good professional practice in geographical and environmental education.

All papers are anonymously peer-reviewed by a minimum of two (and usually three ) experts. IRGEE reviews and accepts manuscripts related to curriculum studies; education; environmental education; geographical education; higher education; science, mathematics and environment issues; secondary & adolescent studies; social studies & social sciences; and teacher education.

IRGEE currently has a 21-30 percent acceptance rate and a two-three month review process.

See Instructions for Authors for details on the submission process (by email only); style (APA); and other requirements for authors.


Annual Reports

  Conference Papers & Proceedings

Publications of IGU-CGE 2000-2006
  • A collaboration between the Commission for Geographical Education and
    the IGU on local area projects related to sustainable development has
    reached one of its goals - publication of a new book now available from
    ACER Press. For details see:
    The book contains case studies of sustainable development projects (many
    related to water and water management) from the following countries:
    China, Thailand, India, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Portugal and Georgia
    Royalties to the commission for further projects.
  • Purnell, K., Lidstone, J, and Hodgson, S. (Eds) (2006) Changes in Geographical Education: Past, Present, and Future, Proceedings of the IGU-CGE Symposium, Brisbane, 2006. Brisbane: Royal Geographical Society of Queensland.
  • Kent, W.A., Rawling E.M. and Robinson, A. (Eds) (2004) Geographical Education: Making Sense of a Shrinking World, Glasgow: IGU-CGE British Sub-Committee.
  • Robertson, M.E. and Williams, M. (2004) (Eds) Young People, Leisure and Place: Cross-cultural perspectives. Nova Scientific, New York, 240 pages. List of contributors: H. Rikkinen, T. Kaivola, J. Chi-kin Lee, R. Gerber, T. Ottosson, A. Kent, M. Persson, M. Aspel, R. Walford, A. Fox, U. van Harmelen, M. Taplin, J.Abbott-Chapman, Chi-kim Cheung.
  • Robertson, M.E. and Gerber, R. (Eds) Children's life worlds: locating indigenous voices. Nova scientific, New York (Under contract)
  • Houtsonen, L. (guest editor) (published 2004) Geographical Education for Sustainable Living. Special issue of GeoJournal.
  • Lidstone, J. (Ed) (2004) Cultural Issues of Our Time. Cambridge University Press. The purpose of the book is to enhance intercultural understanding at a time when international relations seem to be deteriorating at an unprecedented rate.
  • Williams, M. and Humphreys, G. (Ed) (2003) Citizenship Education and Lifelong Learning: Power and Place. Nova Scientific Series: Education- emerging goals in a new millennium. New York: Nova Scientific.
  • Gerber, R. (2003) (Ed). International Handbook on Geographical Education, The GeoJournal Library Volume 73. Kluwer Academic Publishers. ISBN 1-4020-1019-2. List of Contributors. R. Gerber. J. Lidstone, L. Houtsonen M.M. Ferreira, J. Ostuni, M. Robertson, S. Bednarz, R. Bednarz, J.P. Stoltman, L. DeChano; W. Marsden; D. Lambert; J. Okpala, R. Tabulawa; T. Kaivola. J. van der Schee, S. Catling, D. Lanegran, P. Stimpson, M. Williams, G. Butt, F. Slater, H. Cantell, H. Rikkinin, T. Kwan. H. Allahwerdi, H. Rikkinen, W.A. Kent.
  • Catling, S. (2003) Curriculum Contested: Primary Geography and Social Justice, Oxford Brookes University, Westminster Institute of Education.
  • Powell, A. (2003) Geography and Citizenship Education: Research Perspectives, Proceedings of the London Conference held April 26th to 28th.
  • Gerber, R. and Williams, M. (Ed) (2002) Geography Education and Culture. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. ISSN 1-4020-0878-3.
  • Houtsonen, L. and Tammilehto M. (Eds) (2001) Innovative Practices in Geographical Education, Proceedings. Symposium of IGU Commission on Geographical Education, Helsinki, August 6-10, 2001, Department of Geography, University of Helsinki.
  • Kent, W.A. (Ed) (2000) Research Forum 2 Issues For Research in Geographical Education 'Information and Communications Technology. IGU Commission on Geographical Education with the Geography Department at the Institute of Education University of London.
  • Kent, W.A. and Jackson, J. (Eds) (2000) Geography and Environmental Education: International Perspectives. IGU Commission on Geographical Education with the Geography Department at the Institute of Education University of London.




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