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Downs, Roger M. – Journal of Geography, 2016
The history of K-12 geography education has been characterized by recurrent high hopes and dashed expectations. There have, however, been moments when the trajectory of geography education might have changed to offer students the opportunity to develop a thorough working knowledge of geography. Lucy Sprague Mitchell's geography program developed…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Educational History, Geographic Information Systems
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Bednarz, Sarah Witham – Journal of Geography, 2016
This article examines Advanced Placement Human Geography (AP HG) in the context of its place in efforts to reform geography education. It presents a critical analysis of the AP program and its curriculum, asserting that it represents "powerful knowledge" as conceptualized by Young. It concludes with a call for research in AP HG aligned…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Advanced Placement Programs, Human Geography, Educational Change
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Mitchell, Jerry T.; Brysch, Carmen P.; Collins, Larianne – Journal of Geography, 2015
The "Journal of Geography" has used key words since 1990 to help readers and researchers seek out work of particular interest. Key words generally supplement article titles and are hopefully chosen with care. The focus of this article is the "Journal of Geography" key word, its presence, timing, and frequency. Using a…
Descriptors: Geography, Indexes, Educational Trends, Educational Change
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Alam, Sarfaraz – Journal of Geography, 2010
This article critically examines the recommendations of two major Indian education reports--NCFSE 2000 and NCF 2005--prepared by the National Council of Educational Research and Training in India. The NCFSE 2000 has recommended an integrated teaching of geography as one component of the social studies. The NCF 2005 has reverted to the pre-NCFSE…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Geography Instruction
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Baker, Thomas R.; Palmer, Anita M.; Kerski, Joseph J. – Journal of Geography, 2009
This article examines the results of an online national survey of K-12 educators who attended a series of GIS training workshops conducted by the authors between 1998 and 2004. Data from the self-report survey (N = 186) suggest new information about potential changes in instruction and assessment patterns following GIS training. The survey…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Workshops, Professional Development, National Surveys
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Standish, Alex – Journal of Geography, 2008
This study set out to better understand the changing links between geography and citizenship. Content analysis was conducted on eighteen high school world geography textbooks and state/national standards. Interviews were conducted with teachers and textbook authors. Five significant changes were noted: decline of national orientation and a greater…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Textbooks, World Geography, National Standards
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Koelsch, William A. – Journal of Geography, 2008
Swiss-born Arnold Henri Guyot (1807-1884) was the first professionally trained geographer to hold an academic position in the United States. After his migration to this country in 1848 he lived for several years in Massachusetts. During this period he introduced contemporary German-Swiss ideas of geography to key opinion leaders in an important…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Geography, Geography Instruction, Weather
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Bednarz, Sarah Witham; Bockenhauer, Mark H.; Walk, Fred H. – Journal of Geography, 2005
Geography teacher preparation is an ongoing problem for the discipline. Changes in certification requirements and federal and state educational policies have diminished the role of colleges and universities in educating teachers. At the same time, geography education reform efforts have resulted in higher standards and an increased quantity of…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teacher Education, Mentors, Teacher Certification
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Bednarz, Sarah Witham – Journal of Geography, 2003
Implementation of "Geography for Life: The National Geography Standards" has met with mixed success. The purpose of this paper is to explore the factors influencing this innovation adoption process. A framework of external and internal factors that influence how teachers come to understand and incorporate the form and function of educational…
Descriptors: Geography, Prior Learning, Educational Innovation, Educational Change
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Miller, E. Joan – Journal of Geography, 2003
Teaching methods in the 1880s and 1890s were influenced by the energies and publications of the Herbartians from Illinois State Normal University. Memorization was replaced by inductive questioning, field trips and the use of visual aids. Four men and one woman were followed by Douglas Clay Ridgley who built up the geography major and made tools…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Visual Aids, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
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Koelsch, William A. – Journal of Geography, 2002
G. Stanley Hall (1844-1924), founding president of Clark University, was a leader in the child study movement and a significant figure in psychology and education in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Hall had pronounced opinions on many educational subjects, including the teaching of geography. His criticisms and program for the…
Descriptors: Geography, War, Psychology, Children
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Bednarz, Sarah Witham – Journal of Geography, 2002
Action research is defined as systematic classroom-based inquiry to solve teacher-perceived problems. It has been a component of education, particularly professional staff development, for the past century under several names although geography educators in the United States have rarely used it for this, or any other, purpose. This paper reviews…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Action Research, Educational Change, Staff Development
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Crump, Jeff R. – Journal of Geography, 2002
Community-based Learning (CSBL) is based on the idea that learning is facilitated when the classroom is linked with real-world experience. This paper presents an overview of the pedagogical basis of community service-based learning (CSBL) and compares CSBL projects carried out in two very different settings. The findings indicate that in order to…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Service Learning, Community Organizations, Educational Change
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Merrett, Christopher – Journal of Geography, 2000
Reviews the vision of nineteenth century geographers who believed geography education should promote cooperation and tolerance. Explores why these value-laden methods were forsaken. Reports on geographers who call for geography to address social issues. Argues that social justice be adopted and focus on the constructivist methods of Paulo Freire.…
Descriptors: Behaviorism, Constructivism (Learning), Cooperation, Educational Change
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Lee, Roger – Journal of Geography, 1983
How social influences have affected ideas current in the teaching of geography and recent developments in the field is examined. A case is made for change in the content and objectives of geography instruction. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Geographic Concepts
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