The United States is not the only country where geography education—and knowledge—is lacking. Here’s a great column from On Line Opinion, an Australian social and political debate site. In it, a Macquarie University professor laments Australia’s dearth of geography education: “Do our schoolchildren not need to know about the country in which they live and how it differs from other places in the world, and why?”
And in the United Kingdom, the Give Geography Its Place campaign strives, as does My Wonderful World, to increase awareness of the importance of geography.
Check out these sites and let us know what you think—is the lack of geography education a worldwide problem?