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There were three groups of opinions. The first group outspokenly accused the 'ultraleftist' inclination and the Russian model of geography education. They argued that geography education was merely political propaganda that preached biased viewpoints and closed-mindedness. Geography was taught to promote patriotism and socialist beliefs but Julian Leung Yat-ming 37 it greatly ignored the backward aspects and problems of China. Geography had not contributed to national development because, by following the Russian practice of condemning human geography, it led to pupils' ignorance of the importance of environmental conservation and ecological balance.
Hebei Normal University also produced a proposed earth science syllabus which was heavily oriented to physical geography. Man land relationship (ren-di guanxi) Approach Advocates They were mainly represented by the Nanjing Teachers' College, Beijing Teachers' College and Guangzhou Teachers' College which trained middle school teachers. The most influential leader of this group was the late professor Li Xudan of Nanjing Teachers' College. Li was a human geographer who had studied at Cambridge University in England in the 1930s.
Geographical education was given a fatal blow during the Cultural Revolution. Mao's wife, Jiang Ching, openly stated that geographical knowledge 34 Modernising the Geography Curriculum was useless. Geography was labelled "as a bourgeoise discipline because it encouraged travelling and sightseeing. So it was completely scrapped from the middle school and university curriculum. Teachers were either dismissed or forced to teach other subjects. Geographers in universities were sent to the countryside to be 'reeducated'.