ERIC Number: ED306158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Geography Education and the States: A Report on a 1988 Geography Education Survey of State Education Agencies.
Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
This survey of the nation's state education agencies provides information on geography education in elementary and secondary schools. The questionnaire was sent to all 56 state and extra-state jurisdictions, and covered five areas: (1) state requirements for study of geography; (2) geography as part of other disciplines; (3) state personnel responsible for geographic instruction; (4) teacher training requirements; and (5) recommendations of how the Council of Chief State School Officers can help strengthen geography instruction. The survey reveals a strong interest by the respondents in geography education, with a majority favoring an increased emphasis on and improvement in geography instruction at all grade levels, with state and district level workshops for teachers and administrators being cited as the best way to improve classroom instruction. This survey had a respondent rate of 89 percent, and the report includes the original survey instrument with the results. (PPB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.