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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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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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Salter, Christopher L. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Maintains that with the publication of the National Geography Standards geography has taken a major stride toward demonstrating to teachers the breadth and significance of the discipline. Focuses on three aspects of geographic reality in the lives of teachers and students. Concludes that geographic knowledge is part of every person's life. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Strategies
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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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Phillips, Douglas A. – Journal of Geography, 1994
Maintains that local school districts will soon be confronted with the task of implementing national standards in geography, history, civics, and government. Asserts that the geography community needs strong partners among teachers' unions and other educational organizations. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs
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McKeown-Ice, Rosalyn – Journal of Geography, 1994
Asserts that geography is an ideal discipline for environmental education. Argues that geographers study the environment in four major ways: (1) the natural environment; (2) the impact of human behavior on the environment; (3) environmental influences on human behavior; and (4) the landscape. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Wilbanks, T. J. – Journal of Geography, 1994
Maintains that the choice of geography as one of the core subjects in the America 2000 and Goals 2000 reform plans provides an opportunity to increase its role in the school curriculum. Argues that those who chose geography have a different view of the discipline than professional geographers. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Educational Trends
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Jacobson, Dorothy R. – Journal of Geography, 1994
Maintains that funding for the improvement of geography at the precollegiate level has increased dramatically, both in the amount of money raised and the number of funders making grants. Provides strategies and guidelines for identifying foundations and proposal writing. Includes a list of helpful resources. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Smith, Terry – Journal of Geography, 1994
Asserts that the national geography standards must be relevant to everyone associated with educational reform. Argues that the special advantage enjoyed by geography during the Reagan-Bush administrations is slipping away. Suggests that one way for geography to demonstrate its relevance is to strengthen its ties with environmental education. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Policy
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Dulli, Robert E. – Journal of Geography, 1994
Contends that the National Geographic Society's Geography Education Program continues to work on improving geography instruction and learning. Outlines future activities of the National Geographic Society including urban outreach and technology training. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology
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Bednarz, Sarah W.; Bednarz, Robert S. – Journal of Geography, 1994
Describes the national geography standards, "Geography for Life," part of the Goals 2000 program. Asserts that the standards define the most important elements of geography content and instruction. Discusses innovative features of the standards and presents suggestions for using them. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Bednarz, Robert S. – Journal of Geography, 1994
Provides a progress report on the development process for the National Standards in Geography project. Discusses content and changes made in the fourth draft of the standards. Expresses disappointment in the comments of many geographic educators who criticized the standards for being too difficult or too lengthy. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Trends
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Albert, Don P.; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1995
Maintains that the use of geographic information systems (GIS) to analyze spatial dimensions of health care and disease ecology is becoming a realistic prospect for investigators in the social sciences. Contends that enough information is available to provide instructors with materials for classroom units. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Disease Control, Educational Planning, Educational Strategies
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