ERIC Number: ED051037
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Summary of the Activities of the Commission on College Geography Association of American Geographers.
Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Commission on Coll. Geography.
The major purpose of the Commission and its panels is to work to improve geographic programs at the college level; it is supported by the National Science Foundation. Specific objectives are: 1) to develop approaches to integrate geographic programs within the broader higher education context including interdisciplinary design; 2) develop and publish pertinent materials; 3) advise individuals and institutions in strengthening geography curricula; 4) investigate ways to increase effectiveness of undergraduate programs; and, 5) develop new schemes to improve geography courses and programs. The following Commission panels are active: 1) Resource and Technical Papers; 2) Computer Assisted Learning; 3) Physical Geography; 4) Environmental Education; 5) Two-Year Colleges; 6) Development of Consulting Services; 7) Teacher Education; 8) Evaluation of the Commission's Activities. Listed in the bulletin are documents developed and published by the Commission: 10 titles in a regular series, 8 resource papers, and 4 technical papers. Topics of intended publications are announced, as well as plans for institutes, workshops, and conferences. Other Commission activities are summarized, and officers and members are listed. Single copies of all publications are distributed to members; prices and purchase procedure for bulk quantities are available on request. (Author/JSB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Environmental Education, Geography, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Inservice Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Professional Associations, Social Sciences, Undergraduate Study
Commission on College Geography, Geography Department, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85281
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Commission on Coll. Geography.