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ERIC Number: EJ981011
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Developing Standards-Based Geography Curricular Materials from Overseas Field Experiences for K-12 Teachers
Oberle, Alex; Palacios, Fabian Araya
Journal of Geography, v111 n6 p245-253 2012
Overseas experiences provide educators with exceptional opportunities to incorporate field study, firsthand experiences, and tangible artifacts into the classroom. Despite this potential, teachers must consider curricular standards that direct how such international endeavors can be integrated. Furthermore, geography curriculum development is more relevant when teachers link tangible local processes and events with those occurring in distant world regions. As such, this article demonstrates how a structured international field experience for K-12 educators incorporated geography curricular standards, and population geography as a common theme, to develop widely transferable curricular materials that advance students' understanding of Chile and Latin American area studies. (Contains 2 tables, 1 figure and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Chile
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Fulbright Hays Act