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ERIC Number: EJ783999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Integrating Geographic Information Systems into the Secondary Curricula
Patterson, Mark W.; Reeve, Kay; Page, Dan
Journal of Geography, v102 n6 p275-281 Nov 2003
The integration of GIS into the secondary curriculum can aid student learning of geography. Through a partnership between a local high school and our university, high school students received nine hours of classroom instruction and field-based training on GIS and GPS to complete a mapping project. Upon completion, a test based on seven geography core curriculum units was administered to these students and to a group of university students who did not receive GIS training. Results of the test revealed that high school students significantly outperformed the university students, suggesting that GIS does aid in the learning of geographic principles.
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:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A