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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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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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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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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