ERIC Number: ED420574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
A Decade of Reform in Geographic Education: Inventory and Prospect.
Bednarz, Robert S., Ed.; Peterson, James F., Ed.
This book emerged from a "Summit in Geographic Education" at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, May 1993. This volume is comprised mainly of the papers prepared for the Summit. The book is divided into four sections: (1) "A View from the Summit"; (2) "The Reform Movement in School Geography"; (3) "Higher Education's Role in the Reform Movement"; and (4) "Geography Education Beyond the Classroom." The 16 articles include: (1) "The Reform Movement in Geographic Education: A View from the Summit" (Robert S. Bednarz; James Peterson); (2) "Guidelines for Geographic Education and the Fundamental Themes in Geography" (Salvatore J. Nataoli); (3) "Discovering Innovative Curricular Models for School Geography" (James F. Marran); (4) "The Dissemination and Implementation of the National Standards: A View from the Local Level" (Douglas A. Phillips); (5) "Geography Instructional Materials for Standards-Based Education" (A. David Hill); (6) "Technology in Geographic Education: Reflections and Future Directions" (M. Duane Nellis); (7) "Environmental Education: A Geographical Perspective" (Rosalyn McKeown-Ice); (8) "Geography in the Workplace: A Personal Assessment with a Look to the Future" (John W. Frazier); (9) "Baccalaureate Curricula in Geography: Need for Consensus Guidelines" (Sidney R. Jumper); (10) "The Bete Noire of Geographic Education: Teacher Training Programs" (Richard G. Boehm; John Brierley; Martha Sharma); (11) "Realities and Opportunities for Funding Geography Education" (Dorothy R. Jacobson); (12) "Implementation of Geography Standards: Strategies and Initiatives" (Anthony R. de Souza; Susan Munroe); (13) "Geography Education in National Context" (T. J. Wilbanks); (14) "Improving Geography Learning in the Schools: Efforts by the National Geographic Society" (Robert E. Dulli); (15) "Geography and National Education Policy" (Terry Smith); and (16) "The Need for Research in Geography Education: It Would Be Nice to Have Some Data" (Roger M. Downs). (EH)
Descriptors: Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Maps, Preservice Teacher Education, Standards, Teacher Education
National Council for Geographic Education, 16A Leonard Hall, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 15705-1087.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rand McNally and Company, Skokie, IL. Educational Publishing Div.
Authoring Institution: National Council for Geographic Education.