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Xuan, Xiaowei; Jin, Qingna; Jo, Injeong; Duan, Yushan; Kim, Mijung – Journal of Geography, 2019
Few studies, if any, have systematically investigated the connection or relationship between geography curriculum and scientific literacy. With this realization, in this article, we examined the potential contribution of geography curriculum to developing students' scientific literacy, with China's middle-school geography curriculum as an example.…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Foreign Countries
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Yang, Daihu – Journal of Geography, 2013
The 2001 Geography Standards for Junior Secondary Schools are the first national standards for geographic education since the founding of Communist China. The standards heralded several new ideas for geographic education, and textbook assessments are one important way for understanding their impact. This study examines the changes in assessments…
Descriptors: National Standards, Geography, Foreign Countries, Taxonomy
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Yang, Daihu; Wang, Ziying; Xu, Di; Wang, Chuanbing; Deng, Zhengzheng – Journal of Geography, 2013
After nearly ten years of implementation of the first junior high school geography standards, Chinese geography educators have been increasingly incorporating fieldwork into their geography teaching. This study examined student perceptions of fieldwork from an international perspective by reviewing student fieldwork reports and administering a…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Geography, Junior High School Students, Geography Instruction
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Kalafsky, Ronald – Journal of Geography, 2012
Firms face numerous challenges when looking to invest internationally, not the least of which includes understanding the business environment of a new market. Given the expansion and impacts of foreign direct investment (FDI), it has become increasingly important for students to understand and analyze the motivations, concerns, and strategies of…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Investment, Economic Development
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Bouchat, Clarence J. – Journal of Geography, 2008
This article demonstrates geography's role as an integrative discipline and its utility in connecting students to the world around them. A case study links China's demography and its geopolitics to the lives of U.S. students. The relationship of China's population pressures to its resulting economic growth, need for economic resources, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Case Studies, Human Geography
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Wai, Nu Nu; Giles, John H. – Journal of Geography, 2006
Reform in geography education, as reflected in "Geography for Life: National Geography Standards" (1994) for the U.S.A., favors a constructivist approach to learning. This study examines the acceptance of this approach among students in two upper secondary schools in China. A lesson was developed to illustrate interactive problem solving…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving, Geography Instruction
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Momsen, Janet Henshall – Journal of Geography, 2000
Examines cross-culturally the assertion that women have a special relationship with the environment and are more motivated than men to work for environmental sustainability. Explores the discourse on ecofeminism and evaluates alternative explanations of gender differences in environmental awareness. (CMK)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Environment, Females, Foreign Countries
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Cartier, Carolyn; Rothenberg-Aalami, Jessica – Journal of Geography, 1999
Explores the origins and significance of the "victim" debate within global feminism. Focuses on the divide produced by the victim debate by examining the evolution of two development planning platforms. Discusses issues facing women in a China under reform and the relevance of the victim debate in the Chinese context. (CMK)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Empowerment, Females, Feminism
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Pannell, Clifton – Journal of Geography, 1995
Maintains that Chinese urbanization is proceeding rapidly in step with population growth and a structural shift in employment patterns. Discusses governmental policies and economic reforms that enhance the urbanization process. Describes four extended metropolitan areas and maintains they will be the models for future urbanization. (CFR)
Descriptors: Demography, Economic Change, Employment Patterns, Foreign Countries
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Bigelow, Bruce – Journal of Geography, 1989
Explains how a world civilization course at Butler University (Indiana) was significantly enhanced after a geographic perspective was used to introduce students to various cultures. Describes the units on China and pre-revolutionary Russia. Outcomes included a better understanding and appreciation for geography by both students and teachers. (GG)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Foreign Countries, Geographic Concepts, Geographic Regions
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Rugg, Dean S. – Journal of Geography, 1986
Using maps, tables, and photographs, this article provides a history of the land use and development of a small island contained within the city of Guangzhou (Canton). The phases covered are treaty port phase (1860s to 1948), Maoist phase (1949 to 1970s) and the modern, post-Mao phase. (JDH)
Descriptors: Asian History, Cartography, Geography, Human Geography
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Salter, Christopher L. – Journal of Geography, 1971
Descriptors: Area Studies, Geographic Regions, Geography Instruction, Human Geography
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Pannell, Clifton W. – Journal of Geography, 1974
This article explores and outlines occupance of China in the belief that environmental modification is a good reflection of economic and demographic patterns. Economic development and environmental change are approached chronologically and locationally, and presented visually. (JH)
Descriptors: Demography, Development, Economic Change, Environment
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Hantula, James – Journal of Geography, 1974
This article describes an inductive inquiry game that introduces elementary students to China, the Flowery Kingdom. (JH)
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Class Activities, Educational Games, Elementary Education