ERIC Number: ED322081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Geography Education for Citizenship.
Stoltman, Joseph P.
Through its approach to knowledge and issues, geography education makes a significant contribution to the development of citizenship and citizenship competencies. The ways that geography education has contributed to citizenship education as the two have developed during this century are examined. It is argued that students who study geography should develop competencies in three areas: (1) literacy in the subject matter of geography; (2) the ability to apply geography, its fundamental themes, skills, and perspectives to a wide range of political, economic, social, and environmental issues; and (3) knowledge to help students actively participate as citizens in their local communities, the nation, and the world. Each of the seven chapters concludes with a list of references. (DB)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Competence, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, Geography Instruction, Secondary School Curriculum, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, Student Educational Objectives
Publications Manager, Social Studies Development Center, Indiana University, 2805 E. 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; Social Studies Development Center, Bloomington, IN.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.