ERIC Number: ED480174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
"No Geographer Left Behind": A Policy Guide to Geography Education and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is the most recent authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and was signed into law in January 2002 by President George W. Bush. Of key interest is the progress of the last two decades, which lead to the law's inclusion of geography as a "core academic subject" and the requirement that all teachers be highly qualified by 2005-2006. This policy guide: discusses the recent history of geography and education reform; provides a No Child Left Behind Act: Overview; describes developments in No Child Left Behind; considers the standing of geography within No Child Left behind; and suggests opportunities for geography within No Child Left Behind. The guide offers a list for further reading and resource information. Appended are: Core Academic Subject Comparison; and Opportunities for Geography Educators (funding information). (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/nclbpolicy.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