Put geography back on the map
How can geography be boring? Yet, somehow, the real, immediate world is absent from many lessons. Inspectors report dull teaching, the national curriculum hampers up-to-the-minute relevance, and the numbers taking the subject at GCSE are falling. Proposals to reverse geography's fortunes, expected from a government working party, cannot come soon enough. As the effects of global warming become clear, it is more important than ever to harness tomorrow's adults' natural fascination and concern for the world they live in.