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By José Jesús Reyes Nuñez, Anita Rohonczi, Cristina E. Juliarena de Moretti (auth.), Anne Ruas (eds.)

This ebook is produced from a variety of the simplest papers provided through the twenty fifth overseas Cartography convention which used to be held in Paris among third and eighth July 2011. The scope of the convention covers all fields of correct GIS and Mapping learn matters, similar to geovisualization, semiotics, SDI, criteria, info caliber, information integration, generalization, use and consumer matters, spatio-temporal modelling and research, open resource applied sciences and internet prone, electronic illustration of historic maps, background of GIS and cartography in addition to cartography for faculty kids and education.

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3. Develop atlases that are appropriate for each teaching level. 3- Results Among the diverse range of results that emerged from this body of research we are going to discuss some of the findings with respect to the production of the key. We chose to talk about the key because it is through this that children represent and recognize spacial representations. It is important to mention that the activities involving the keys were preceded by activities where the students looked at model maps and practiced drawing the home-school route, which enabled them to work with different elements of a map before actually using the maps.

But in this process a major difficulty still stands: large portions of Brazilian society have no access, training or condition for a targeted and critical use of these technological resources especially of the huge amounts of information that can be arranged, generated or transmitted. Thus, the issue of digital inclusion does not dissociate from the possibility of a conscious appropriation of technology. Hence we understand that we are still giving the first steps on the path of the establishment of a society of information and know ledge, not only in the sense of a universal access, but mainly in the perspective of an awareness of the world and/or of the place where one lives more and more favorable to the production and appropriation of a local knowledge about the living place, to the social inter-actions that can lead to increasing levels of social organization and political participation, and at last, to the exercise of citizenship rights.

The social transformations that we are referring to above, lead to disagreements in terms of the school's function of transmitting culture, since the school brings people together of diverse backgrounds, with their own customs in terms of their manner of speaking, eating habits, day-to-day customs, religious beliefs, ethic values and aesthetics. The cultural diver- The Production of Maps for Students in the Context of School Culture 23 sity of the new subjects involved in the educational process (teachers and students) challenges the methods of schools to deal with the function of cultural transmission.

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