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Swietek, Agnes; Brunn, Stanley; Wógtowicz, Bozena – Journal of Geography, 2019
The Roma are the largest and, some scholars would argue, the most marginalized group in Europe, an observation evident in an examination of school texts for Polish children. Using the concept of the "geographies of silence," we discuss the nature of text and graphical silences and the reasons behind the paucity of text, photo, and map…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Textbooks, Disadvantaged, Content Analysis
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Bagoly-Simo, Peter – Journal of Geography, 2013
Textbooks are an important tool for teaching and learning in high school geography classrooms. But what sort of picture do they provide of places that are different and distant from the countries in which they are published? This study explores this question through a concise analysis of a widely used American world geography textbook, with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, World Geography, Textbooks, Social Change
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Cox, Ann Curtis – Journal of Geography, 1991
Presents a geography program to show students why the European Community was formed. Involves student research of economic data, creation of a computer database on the European Community, and simulation of trading. Emphasizes geographic themes of movement, region formation, and change in response to economic forces. Includes game rules, sample…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Games, Computer Simulation, Databases
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Brunt, Barry M. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Maintains that regional geography is undergoing important changes in its method of study to achieve a greater degree of relevancy in the context of a global system. Presents Western Europe as a case study to reflect this new approach. Includes 11 maps illustrating 6 generalizations applied to regional patterns. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, European History, Foreign Countries
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Stebelsky, Ihor – Journal of Geography, 1985
Food production in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe is described; the opportunities and limitations of the region's land resources for agriculture are examined; and the evolution of the institutional structures of agriculture are discussed. Recent developments to improve the food supply are outlined. (RM)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Agricultural Trends, Agriculture, Communism
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Pinder, David A. – Journal of Geography, 1986
In recent years, oil refining in Western Europe has experienced a period of intense contraction. Discussed are the nature of the crisis, defensive strategies that have been adopted, the spatial consequences of the strategies, and how effective they have been in combatting the root causes of crises. (RM)
Descriptors: Fuels, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Human Geography