Mental Maps of the World: The Case of Singapore Students
Using mental maps as the basis of discussion, this paper attempts to explore how Singapore students view the world, and conversely, how students from the rest of the world view Singapore, using data collected between 1985 to 1987 from 3,863 university students in 52 countries. The results reveal the factors that influence students' perceptions. The paper argues that progress beyond purely parochial views of the world is imperative if world understanding, and eventually world peace, is to be attained.
Mental Maps, Sketch Maps, Perception, Singapore, students
Asian Studies | Geography | Human Geography
Journal of Geography
Taylor & Francis
Kong, Lily, Savage, Victor R., Saarinen, Thomas, & MacCabe, Charles.(1994). Mental Maps of the World: The Case of Singapore Students. Journal of Geography, 93(6), 258-263.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/soss_research/1732