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ERIC Number: EJ764509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Race (and Space) Matters: Exploring Residential Segregation to Introduce Geography in an Interdisciplinary Curriculum
O'Brien, William E.
Journal of Geography, v106 n1 p3-12 Jan 2007
This article discusses a class project on residential segregation in Florida's metropolitan areas for which students analyzed trends regarding African Americans relative to white populations using data from 1980 to 2000. The project provided a means of teaching the importance of geographical perspectives to nongeography students in an interdisciplinary learning environment. In a literature search that assessed nationwide trends, students identified a mixed outcome for Florida's urban areas. Through the research process, students learned the value of spatial concepts from geography in relation to other social science perspectives. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida