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Articles | Volume 1
15 Jul 2019
 | 15 Jul 2019

Geospatial Information Authority of Japan’s (GSI’s) support for geography education

Takaki Okatani, Hiroaki Tanaka, Yuki Kurisu, Hidetoshi Nakajima, and Keisuke Katsuta

Keywords: Geography Education, National Courses of Study, Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI)

Abstract. In Japan, the National Courses of Study was revised in 2016 and 2017. One of the most extensive discussions is on enhancing geography education in primary and secondary levels in this era of globalization. Further, it is argued how the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI), the national organization within the Japanese government for the production and coordination of basic geospatial information, should play a more important role in this process to support the promotion of geography education. In addition to these actions, GSI had started discussion with specialists for geography education and high-school teachers about supports for geography education expected to GSI. This presentation discusses the role of GSI in the promotion of geography education.

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