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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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Jumper, Sidney – Journal of Geography, 1992
Discusses an assessment program in the geography department of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Describes the development of a senior proficiency examination. Suggests that the assessment process include development of meaningful curricular goals and strategies for implementation. Breaks the project down into phases: the search for funding,…
Descriptors: Accountability, Achievement Tests, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives