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    Contrasts in European awareness between Irish and Zimbabwean students


    Waddington, Shelagh B. and Walsh, James A. (1993) Contrasts in European awareness between Irish and Zimbabwean students. Geographical Viewpoint, 21. pp. 93-100. ISSN 0332-4877

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    Abstract

    This paper summarises the results of a suvey of the level of recognition of European countries by university level students in Ireland and Zimbabwe. While Irish students have a significantly higher level of recognition there are a number of common features between the results of both surveys. Countries with distinctive shapes, large size and/or coastal locations are best recognised. Also the member state"s of the European Community are generally better known than members of other regional groupings. There is also a high degree of confusion amongst both student samples in relation to members of groupings that are frequently identified by historical/regional labels such as Scandinavia or the Balkan states.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Contrasts; European; awareness; Irish; Zimbabwean; students;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 9214
    Depositing User: Shelagh Waddington
    Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2018 16:45
    Journal or Publication Title: Geographical Viewpoint
    Publisher: Association of Geography Teachers of Ireland
    Refereed: Yes
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