ERIC Number: ED480173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
Reference Count: N/A
"No Geographer Left Behind": An Educator's Guide to Geography Education and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is the most recent reauthorization of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) and was signed into law in January 2002 by President George W. Bush. This educator's guide was commissioned by the Geography Education National Implementation Project (GENIP) to help geography educators understand the legislation and the opportunities for geography within it. The guide discusses the following: recent history of geography and education reform; No Child Left Behind Act: Overview; standing of geography within No Child Left Behind; and opportunities for geography in No Child Left Behind. It explains that educators, alliances, GENIP constituents, and geography departments at institutions of higher education can apply for grants under 11 programs (programs are listed). It notes that these programs present a unique opportunity for geography to fit into the NCLB framework. The guide provides the following information on the programs: program title and a brief overview of the program; opportunities for geography educators; who may apply; appropriations and authorizations of grant funds; award information; type of assistance authorized by NCLB; program contacts in the U.S. Department of Education; and legislative reference. (BT)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Geographic Concepts, Geography, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Social Studies
Department of Geography, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-314. Tel: 979-845-1579; Fax: 979-862-4487; Web site: http://genip.tamu.edu/. For full text: http://genip.tamu.edu/nclbed.pdf. For full text: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/education/teacher_community/pdf/NCLB-Geo-EducatorGuide.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Geographic Education National Implementation Project, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001