'Graduateness' and a core curriculum for geography?

R. J. Johnston*

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Geography is an academic discipline, not a profession, and one of its traditional strengths in British higher education is its use as a vehicle for the development of critical intellectual skills. These require neither a core curriculum nor standard assessment procedures and 'quality thresholds'. This feature should be defended against the short-term materialist and politically correct arguments of programmes seeking to define 'graduateness' and core curricula.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-252
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Geography in Higher Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • Core curriculum
  • Graduateness


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