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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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Pryde, Philip R. – Journal of Geography, 1985
The results of a 1983-84 survey to determine the number and content of energy courses in geography at the college level are presented. The study revealed that 34 courses dealing almost exclusively with energy were offered in geography departments on 28 campuses. A wide variety of content was found. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Educational Trends
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Claval, Paul C. – Journal of Geography, 1983
The educational history of geography instruction in France from 1870, when it was first taught at the university level, through the 1970s is discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Course Content, Educational Change, Educational History
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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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Snaden, James N. – Journal of Geography, 1978
A 1973 survey of middle, junior, and senior high schools in Connecticut indicated that more schools teach geography now than they did in 1968; more geography courses are required now; no major curriculum changes have occurred since 1968; geography courses are oriented toward social studies; and geography is strongest in junior high schools.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Core Curriculum, Course Content, Educational Practices