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Salter, Kit – Journal of Geography, 1991
Discusses several apparent contradictions in the activities of state geographic alliances supported by the National Geographic Society. Notes that the society is not considered a serious force among geography professionals. Asserts that the alliances frequently consist of faculty members with little formal geography background. Concludes that the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography
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Salter, Kit; Salter, Cathy – Journal of Geography, 1992
Discusses the efforts of the Geography Consensus Project to determine what students should know in geography at different points in their schooling. Describes how attempts at education reform affect the teaching of geography through the establishment of world class standards. Encourages teachers to testify at hearings determining how geography…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
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Salter, Kit; Riggs-Salter, Cathy – Journal of Geography, 1993
Asserts that efforts to achieve educational reform can have significant personal and professional effects on participants in the process. Presents "Ten Verities" as a perspective on the tremendous investment that participation in the reform process requires. Concludes that, the end product of world class geography standards will justify…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Salter, Kit; Salter, Cathy – Journal of Geography, 1995
Presents an allegory based on the development and dissemination of the National Geography Standards. Uses the allegory to introduce a series of articles dealing with the Standards. Suggests that geography teachers acquire and use the Standards, entitled "Geography for Life: National Geography Standards." (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Salter, Kit; Salter, Cathy – Journal of Geography, 1995
Asserts that the 1994 National Geography Standards provide a new and valuable resource for teachers who want to improve geography instruction. Presents a sampler of additional geography instructional materials developed during this same period of educational reform. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Resources, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education