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Warf, Barney – Journal of Geography, 1997
Offers five themes from political geography that could be incorporated into college geography courses: historical specificity of geography; (2) interconnectedness of regions; (3) interpenetration of the human and natural worlds; (4) centrality of culture in social reproduction; and (5) use of political economy to uncover social relations. (MJP)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Economic Factors, Economics
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Cramer, R. E.; Gritzner, C. F., Jr. – Journal of Geography, 1990
This 1963 article, reprinted from the "Journal of Geography" lamented the lack of geographic education. Urged geographers to promote the subject and ensure its place in the curriculum. Claimed school administrators failed to understand geography's vital role. Discussed current status of the field and mentioned poor student test scores. (NL)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Innovation
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Harper, Robert A. – Journal of Geography, 1990
Reprinted from the April 1966 "Journal of Geography," questions what geography could contribute to general education. Observed that new federal programs allow geography to demonstrate the potential contributions of the field. Presented a fundamental perspective for geography instruction that urged a world system theme for curriculum organization.…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Innovation
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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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Walsh, Stephen J. – Journal of Geography, 1992
Suggests basic elements of spatial education appropriate to geographic information system (GIS) course curricula. Describes the need for integration of GIS education and GIS training. Discusses hardware/software configurations, approaches to the creation of laboratory facilities, and approaches, rationales, and technical considerations in the…
Descriptors: Cartography, Course Content, Courseware, Curriculum Development
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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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Wikle, Thomas A.; Lambert, Dean P. – Journal of Geography, 1996
Introduces global positioning system (GPS) technology to nonspecialist geographers and recommends a framework for implementing GPS instructional modules in college geography courses. GPS was developed as a worldwide satellite-based system by the U.S. Department of Defense to simplify and improve military and civilian navigation and positioning.…
Descriptors: Colleges, Communications Satellites, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
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Gossette, Frank; Wheeler, Jean Dykema – Journal of Geography, 1993
Describes a college level course in which computer mapping is incorporated into the geography curriculum. Discusses problems associated with using commercial mapping software in the general geography classroom. Concludes that students have reduced computer anxiety and a better understanding of geographic concepts as a result of the computer…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Software, Course Content
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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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Wang, Zhaohe; Bradbury, Ian K. – Journal of Geography, 1993
Maintains that geography occupies a prominent position in the Chinese secondary curriculum. Describes the current course content, which includes both physical and human geography. Concludes by discussing barriers to further development, including lack of qualified staff and poor textbooks. (CFR)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
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Bar-Gal, Yoram – Journal of Geography, 1993
Reviews geography instruction in Israel (Palestine) during past century beginning with end of Ottoman Empire to 1993 and concentrating on period since beginning of Israeli nation in 1949. Contends local and regional geography was emphasized rather than universal and systematic geography. Concludes geography is viewed as important part of national…
Descriptors: Course Content, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Educational History
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Bockenhauer, Mark H. – Journal of Geography, 1993
Contends that the National Geographic Society's Teaching Geography Project is an inservice teacher education success story. Describes the origins, objectives, and development of the project. Summarizes the impact of the project and contends that its success is the result of the workshop format and guided practice in instructional strategies. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History
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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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Doering, Aaron; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1995
Describes GEO-Teach, a project designed to develop a model preservice curriculum for secondary geography teachers. Maintains that it incorporates the National Geography Standards and merges content and pedagogy through cooperation between academic geographers and education faculty. (CFR)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development
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Cole, David B. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Discusses a model program at the University of Northern Colorado for preparing secondary geography teachers. Asserts that the program's key feature is the presence of an outstanding secondary teacher in residence throughout the year who team-teaches the geography teaching methods course. (CFR)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development