ERIC Number: ED348292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr-28
Reforming Geography Education: What Research Says to Teachers about Geography Instruction.
Fitzhugh, William P.
This literature review focuses on geography instruction and summarizes the most important information teachers should know. The review suggests that there are four main areas of concern in geographic education: defining geography; developing systematic, sequential curriculum; training geographically literate teachers; and developing tests that test more than memory recall. Other themes are noted, including the following: geography has been arranged into five interactive themes; geography has outcomes that foster the development of responsible citizens; geography curriculum must be developed so that children begin to learn geography skills earlier in their education; later schooling activities will expand and build upon these skills; geography is an integral part of all social studies curricula; geography needs to be integrated throughout other areas of study such as reading and mathematics; and teachers need geographic preparation before they begin teaching and continued district support through in-service activities during their teaching careers. A 20-item list of references is included. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the National Council for Geography Education (April 1992).