ERIC Number: ED081704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Reference Count: 0
A Report of the Geography in Liberal Education Project.
Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC.
The guidelines and five papers in this report are intended to define the place and purpose of geography in liberal education and to stimulate future actions to improve the content of college undergraduate courses in geography. Its statements of objectives, suggestions, and recommendations are part of an effort by the geographical profession to strengthen geography within the liberal education field. The guidelines summarize the role of geography as a subject in liberal education, describe its objectives, offer three versions of an introductory course, make suggestions for improving teaching methods and teacher training, and give recommendations for further action. The first article discusses the need to study process in perceiving order within the world's spatial complexities. The second underscores area differentiation as a means of understanding differences and linkages among peoples. The third lends insight into geography's unique use of the map as a method of analysis and expression. The fourth presents the case for a unified view of the elements of physical geography. The last considers the role of geography in government as relating to the general concern of Liberal Arts Colleges with Federal careers and programs. (Author/KSM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC.
Note: Geography in Liberal Education Project of the Association of American Geography