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ERIC Number: EJ819825
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1475-939X
Europe and the United States: The Implementation of Geographic Information Systems in Secondary Education in Two Contexts
Bednarz, Sarah Witham; van der Schee, Joop
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, v15 n2 p191-205 Jul 2006
Since its inception in the early 1990s, geographic information science and its related technology, geographic information systems (GIS), have diffused slowly into select groups of K-12 classrooms worldwide. The technology has not been adopted at a rate commensurate with expectations. The purpose of this article is to explore GIS implementation by comparing the variable status of GIS education in pre-collegiate education in the United States and Europe and factors that appear to play a role in diffusion. The authors use a model of internal and external factors that influence adoption of education innovation as a heuristic to compare and draw conclusions. (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands; United States