oa East African Geographical Review - Fieldwork in urban areas



This article is a revision of a paper read to a group of secondary school teachers who attended a refresher course at Makerere University College in April 1969. The discussion which followed and the conclusions reached emphasized the fact that there is an urgent need to furnish geography teachers in East African Secondary Schools with some guidance on how best to tackle fieldwork in urban areas. In an attempt to examine the aims, scope and techniques of fieldwork in urban areas, suitable for secondary schools, three questions will be answered. Firstly, what is the scope of urban geography? Secondly, what aspects of urban geography readily lend themselves to field studies? And thirdly, what are some of the techniques of fieldwork in urban areas?


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