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Matušková, Alena; Rousová, Magdalena – Journal of Geography, 2014
Czech-German relations developed in a complex way during the twentieth century. This article addresses the mutual historical and current relations of these nations, in light of historical events in the last century. The analysis is based on the study of period geography textbooks (as an example of one of the tools used to create a picture of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Relations, Foreign Policy, Geography Instruction
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Cole, Roy – Journal of Geography, 2008
This study examines the regionalization of Africa through analysis of forty-two English-language geography of Africa texts written for undergraduates between 1953 and 2004. Authors identify regions with reference to one or more variables. Some authors provided no explanation for their regionalization; others labored mightily to justify their…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Geography, Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking
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Walker, Scott L. – Journal of Geography, 2007
This article presents an introductory study of early-grade level geography education in terms of human ecology using accepted cognitive process and knowledge dimensions related to learning. The central question addressed is "at what cognitive process and knowledge levels do kindergarten and first-grade teachers teach geography?" A tentative answer…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Ecology, Kindergarten
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Gersmehl, Philip J.; Gersmehl, Carol A. – Journal of Geography, 2007
The human brain appears to have several "regions" that are structured to do different kinds of spatial thinking, according to a large and rapidly growing body of research in a number of disciplines. Building on a previous review of research with older children and adults, this article summarizes the research on spatial thinking by young children.…
Descriptors: Young Children, Neurology, Brain, Spatial Ability
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Tas, Halil I. – Journal of Geography, 2005
This paper presents a review of geographic curricula, teaching methods, materials and assessments in Turkish high schools. Geopolitics and political instability have contributed to large fluctuations in emphasis on geography in Turkish education and have also affected the content of the geography curriculum.
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, Geography Instruction, High Schools, Teaching Methods
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Heyman, Rich – Journal of Geography, 2004
A critical geographic pedagogy of writing can help students participate in public life by gaining access to the means of knowledge production. Drawing on pedagogical and composition theory, this article analyzes student papers from an introductory-level geography course to show how geography teachers can create assignments that broaden the scope…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Writing (Composition), Introductory Courses
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Bednarz, Sarah Witham – Journal of Geography, 2002
Action research is defined as systematic classroom-based inquiry to solve teacher-perceived problems. It has been a component of education, particularly professional staff development, for the past century under several names although geography educators in the United States have rarely used it for this, or any other, purpose. This paper reviews…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Action Research, Educational Change, Staff Development
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Manson, Gary – Journal of Geography, 1981
Provides a brief overview of geographic education in the public schools of the United States. Among the topics discussed are enrollments, textbooks, objectives, and achievement. (RM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Koelsch, William A. – Journal of Geography, 1981
Examines seven surveys containing ratings of geography departments that appeared between 1924 and 1980. All the surveys attempted to assess the relative standing of Ph.D.-granting departments of geography in the United States. (RM)
Descriptors: Departments, Doctoral Programs, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Morris, John W. – Journal of Geography, 1981
Claims that it is more important today than ever before for Americans to know about the world around them and to think intelligently in global terms. In light of this need, the article recommends that educators concern themselves more with the realities of one world and with education for world citizenship. (DB)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Educational Needs, Geography, Global Approach
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Lier, John – Journal of Geography, 1980
Describes a method which college level geography instructors can use to help students understand the Koppen classification of climates. Information is presented on the classification's purpose, basic structure, and overall simplicity, as well as on its use as a teaching tool. (DB)
Descriptors: Climate, Educational Objectives, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Elbow, Gary S.; Martinson, Tom L. – Journal of Geography, 1980
Explains how college level teachers of geography can use works of science fiction to help students understand geographical settings and create impressionistic pictures of a given region in their minds. Particular areas in which science fiction is useful include invented terrestrial landscapes, specialized extraterrestrial landscapes, disaster…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Science Fiction
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Van Otten, George A.; Swarts, Stanley W. – Journal of Geography, 1979
Describes and evaluates a program at Northern Arizona University designed to develop geography courses for adults on the Navajo Reservation. Conclusions are that Navajo adults prefer traditional teaching methods, are most interested in local problems and issues, and have value systems which differ from dominant society. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, American Indians, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs
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Sheskin, Ira M. – Journal of Geography, 1980
Provides information, tips, references, and materials to high school and college level geography teachers on developing a unit on natural gas. Data are presented in the form of tables, maps, figures, and textual analysis. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Energy, Fuels, Geography
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Kracht, James B.; Boehm, Richard G. – Journal of Geography, 1980
Maintains that decision-making and social-action skills are basic to geographic instruction and suggests ways in which these skills can be developed. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Educational Objectives
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