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ERIC Number: EJ817695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Geography: The "Essential" Skill for the 21st Century
Nagel, Paul
Social Education, v72 n7 p354-358 Nov-Dec 2008
As people head further into the 21st Century, they are living in a constantly changing and interdependent world. As such, students need a global awareness that includes familiarity with different cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles in order to understand and address global issues. Geography can help students understand these issues. In this article, the author identifies the three essential learning and innovative skills that can help students confront the challenges of tomorrow. He also discusses how thinking geographically can help students, teachers, and leaders for the next century and beyond. (Contains 1 table and 13 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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