ERIC Number: EJ485604
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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The Need for Research in Geography Education: It Would Be Nice to Have Some Data.
Downs, Roger M.
Journal of Geography, v93 n1 p57-60 Jan-Feb 1994
Argues that geography education lacks empirical data that might inform and underpin decisions about standards setting, curriculum design, materials development, teaching strategies, and assessment procedures. Identifies four needs: (1) a new attitude toward research; (2) baseline studies; (3) a research agenda; and (4) a research clearinghouse. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, Geography Instruction, Instructional Materials, National Standards, Research Design, Research Needs, Research Opportunities, Research Problems, Researchers, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Administrators; Practitioners
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress