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ERIC Number: EJ946974
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Vertical Integration of Geographic Information Sciences: A Recruitment Model for GIS Education
Yu, Jaehyung; Huynh, Niem Tu; McGehee, Thomas Lee
Journal of Geography, v110 n5 p191-199 2011
An innovative vertical integration model for recruiting to GIS education was introduced and tested following four driving forces: curriculum development, GIS presentations, institutional collaboration, and faculty training. Curriculum development was a useful approach to recruitment, student credit hour generation, and retention-rate improvement. Recruitment presentations increased GIS awareness at all levels. The intensive teacher training combined with GIS class-development through institutional collaboration was effective in enhancing GIS education at high schools and community colleges. The vertical integration model is an effective means of recruitment for GIS education and could be used by programs confronted with problems in recruitment. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas