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Taking into account the process of decommunization in training of geography students

Journal: Problems of Continuous Geographic Education and Cartography (Vol.25, No. 0)

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Page : 36-40

Keywords : training of students-geographers; decommunization process; systematization of renaming; mapping;

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The article deals with the interconnection between the decommunization process and the training of the Geography students personnel. Four laws come into effect in Ukraine. They have to eradicate communistic heritage and the society ideologization. This process has touched upon the issue of Geographical names. 926 settlements in Ukraine were renamed in 2016. The aim of the article is to elicit the particular features of the decommunization process of the oikonyms (the names of any inhabited places) as well as to account the process itself as theoretical requisite to the informatization of the modern geographical education. The authors have tried to systematize the renamed settlements according to the semantic approach. New names have been distributed in 17 nominations. A lot of different variations in the nominations were represented in the renaming of the polysonyms (the names of cities) in Dnipropetrovs'k, Donetsk, Lugans'k, Kharkiv and Kherson regions, homonyms (the names of villages) in Dnipropetrovs'k, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhya, Kharkiv regions. The integral rate was calculated by the authors to estimate the variety of the nominated categories of the renamed settlements in Ukrainian regions as well as to conduct the spatial analysis of the decommunization process of the oikonyms. Two subject maps are the result of the research. The destination of these maps is to help geography students to understand the tendency process of decommunization which has to do with the names of the settlements. The statistic and cartography data base can be useful in studying the geographical courses in practice as well as in the independent student work. The materials of the article can be used in the educational process of secondary schools.

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