Section 2 is the largest section in this book. Given the intended audience for the book, no apologies are made for this. Students on the PGCE course will be meeting many of these issues early in their school experience and the aim of this section is to help the students towards a fuller understanding of the background to and implications of the issues.
Clearly these are not the only issues that face geography teachers in the classroom at the present time. The task of selecting issues to explore in his section was not easy - those chosen are ones which are likely to pose the most immediate concerns to beginning teachers.
For most chapters in this section, there is a match in the companion volume, Aspects of Teaching Secondary Geography: Perspectives on practice where the practical side of the issues are explored and support the form of ideas that can be implemented in the classroom (and outside) is offered.