ERIC Number: EJ1104593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Recent Trends in Geography Education in Louisiana
Rohli, Robert V.; Binford, Paul E.
Journal of Geography, v115 n5 p224-230 2016
Geography at elementary and middle schools in Louisiana, USA., remains a social studies strand along with civics, economics, and history, with no state-required geography course at any level. But because schools may require more geography than the state standard, this research examines the extent to which K-12 students are exposed to geography in Louisiana, using an electronic survey and an interview with state department of education officials. Results suggest that geography remains underemphasized, but the 2011 implementation of new social studies standards, the Advanced Placement Human Geography course, and other initiatives offer promise for more geographically literate Louisiana citizens.
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Educational Trends, Educational Practices, Trend Analysis, Social Studies, Online Surveys, State Officials, State Programs, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Semi Structured Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana