Geographical knowledge of countries in the Carpathian Basin
Changes in Hungarian public education came hard on geography. The social value and prestige of the subject has been fallen back in recent years. Therefore efforts are being made to renew its knowledge, competences and teaching method. Our study about the subject content is a first step towards it. Hungarian speaking pupils and students from 4 different countries (Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania and Hungary) completed our questionnaire. By public education related questions conclusions have been drawn about the level of respondents’ knowledge – on this basis we proposed recommendations for the curriculum reform. We also made a comparative analysis to get a general knowledge about the weaknesses of geographical thinking in different countries.