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Lee, Roger – Journal of Geography, 1983
How social influences have affected ideas current in the teaching of geography and recent developments in the field is examined. A case is made for change in the content and objectives of geography instruction. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Geographic Concepts
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Norton, William – Journal of Geography, 1984
Interpretations of culture and land relationships are considered. A more limited definition of culture necessitates a more restricted course content for cultural geography. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Culture, Definitions, Geography Instruction
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Gersmehl, Philip J. – Journal of Geography, 1992
Discusses the proper use of themes in teaching. Examines the five themes of geography: location, place, interaction, movement, and region. Presents counterpoints demonstrating the value of analogies as a less direct way of introducing a theme. Argues that teaching is an art and a craft requiring diplomacy and creativity. (DK)
Descriptors: Course Content, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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James, Preston E. – Journal of Geography, 1990
First published in 1969 in "Journal of Geography," this article suggested an introductory geography course provided an introduction to field of geography and provided useful image of world. Claimed that these objectives were viewed as incompatible, and suggested a geography course that served both purposes. Described early textbooks and the…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Objectives
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Fleming, Dan B.; Schuetz, Arnold H. – Journal of Geography, 1992
Discusses the need to increase emphasis upon European countries, particularly Germany, in geography and social studies instruction. Cites research indicating that postwar Germany has been ignored in the classroom. Expects textbook coverage of Germany to increase, but recommends student and teacher exchanges to broaden U.S. awareness of Germany.…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Salter, Kit; Riggs-Salter, Cathy – Journal of Geography, 1993
Asserts that efforts to achieve educational reform can have significant personal and professional effects on participants in the process. Presents "Ten Verities" as a perspective on the tremendous investment that participation in the reform process requires. Concludes that, the end product of world class geography standards will justify…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Hardwick, Susan W. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Maintains that the content, skills, and perspectives specified for preservice teacher education in the National Geography Standards are essential for dissemination of the Standards to classrooms across the nation. Presents a model curriculum based on this approach. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Towler, John – Journal of Geography, 1981
Discusses problems in Canadian environmental education, stressing the scarcity of geographical concepts in course content at all levels. Research indicates the lack of a coherent policy toward environmental education and a shortage of skilled teachers. The author recommends that geographers actively assist educators in applying geographic…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Policy