Rethinking postgraduate education in geography: International perspectives on improving practice

Janice Monk, Kenneth Foote*, Michael Solem

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This symposium brings together multi-national assessments of the current state of and challenges facing postgraduate education in geography. Contributors from Europe, Australia, South Africa and the USA identify ways in which restructuring of educational systems and wider political contexts affect programmes within the field. While highlighting the implications of initiatives such as restructuring of degrees in European universities, merging of Geography into interdisciplinary units in Australia, efforts to strengthen professional development programmes in the USA and to widen racial participation in South Africa, they also demonstrate the many challenges that remain to innovation, particularly as these are affected by economic conditions and policies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number641111
Pages (from-to)25-27
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Geography in Higher Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • geography
  • international initiatives and challenges
  • Postgraduate education


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