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Geography teaching as part of combined courses across the social sciences: Analysing 50 years of coexistence in Germany.


Social sciences combined subjects are currently taught in 13 German federal states at different types of school and in recent years, the scientific discussion commenced about combined courses. There are both terminological inconsistencies and incoherence in the integration of the different disciplinary parts. This article examines the development of Geography as an independent school subject and as part of combined courses. With a qualitative analysis of all curricular reference documents of social sciences combined subjects, the integration structure and the importance of Geography were determined.

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Social Sciences, Education, Curriculum and Pedagogy, other