2020, Volume 12, Special Issue 1
Sport and Tourism. Yesterday - Today - Tommorow
Eds. Dariusz Jacek Olszewski-Strzyżowski and Raluca Buhas
The perception of geography in school and society
Grigore Vasile Herman1, Mihaela Simona Biriș2, Dorina Camelia Ilieș1, Tudor Caciora2, Alexandru Ilieș1, Jan A. Wendt3, Daniela Sopota2
1Department of Geography, Tourism and Territorial Planning, University of Oradea
2Doctoral School in Geography, University of Oradea
3Institute of Geography, Faculty of Oceanography and Geography, University of Gdansk
Author for correspondence: Grigore Vasile Herman; Department of Geography, Tourism and Territorial Planning, University of Oradea; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Background: The profound changes that the Romanian society has experienced, at the background of its transition to an information and knowledge-based society, have imposed new directions and perspectives in the field of study of Geography at school and in the society. In this context, the present study aims to know the perception of the student-teacher-parent triad regarding the role of Geography at school and in the society.
Material and methods: Using the method of questionnaire, a number of 927 participants were consulted, of which 421 were students, 357 teachers and 149 parents from Bihor county, Romania.
Results: The research focused on three basic pillars that targeted the role and importance of Geography for society, Geography in the current education system and the perception of Geography, from the perspective of career success.
Conclusions: The role of geography at school and in the society is known to the respondents. However, the current education system gives it a small importance in the instructional-educational training with repercussions on the perception of the usefulness of geography in the labor market.
Key words: geography, labor market insertion, education system