ERIC Number: EJ748260
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
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Affective Outcomes of a World Geography Course
Forsyth, Alfred S., Jr.; Maier, Joan N.
Journal of Geography, v105 n2 p59-66 2006
Affective goals and objectives, rarely stated in geographic education standards, textbooks or course syllabi, include improving students' attitudes toward other people. World geography courses expose students to other parts of the world and to people different from themselves. Although affective goals may not be stated for such courses, could it be that there are nevertheless affective outcomes related to changes in students' attitudes toward people from the regions and countries they study? This paper seeks to answer that question by examining the characterizations of people from other regions and countries by ninth-grad public school students in Utah before and after a world regional geography course where affective goals were not stated.
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, World Geography, Geography Instruction, Outcomes of Education, Case Studies, World Views, Multicultural Education, Humanistic Education, Affective Objectives, Grade 9
National Council for Geographic Education. Jacksonville State University, 206A Martin Hall, Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602. Tel: 256-782-5293; Fax: 256-782-5336; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ncge.org/publications/journal/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 9
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Identifiers - Location: Utah