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ERIC Number: EJ764521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
Geography's Place in Higher Education in the United States
Murphy, Alexander B.
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v31 n1 p121-141 Jan 2007
Geography's institutional position in US colleges and universities has strengthened over the past 15 years. Student numbers have increased, many existing geography programmes have expanded, and new programmes have been launched. This article documents these developments and situates them historically. Attention is then directed to reasons behind the discipline's recent growth: heightened public interest in geographical issues, expanding awareness of geography in other disciplines, the geotechnology revolution, the growing job market for geographers, and improvement in geography education in some primary and secondary schools. (Contains 1 table, 3 figures and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States