ERIC Number: EJ783967
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Geographic Education and Careers in Geography
Greiner, Alyson L.; Wikle, Thomas A.; Spencer, Jennifer M.
Journal of Geography, v101 n4 p153-160 Jul 2002
Disciplinary concern with career options and opportunities has fluctuated over the years. Not surprisingly, geography continues to be incorrectly stereotyped as a field of study offering limited employment prospects. While geographic education has long focused on content, it must also embrace the importance of educating instructors, students, and career counselors concerning how the field opens doors to viable careers. This article presents a program that can be implemented by college and university departments to raise awareness and disseminate information about career opportunities in geography. The program emphasizes an integrated approach that includes partnerships with alumni, campus placement offices, and employers.
Descriptors: Careers, Geography Instruction, Geography, Counselors, Career Counseling, Employment Opportunities, Partnerships in Education, Educational Technology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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