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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
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Gay, Susan M. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Maintains that the National Geography Standards provide teachers with a geographic perspective that will help them teach improved geography content. Asserts that teachers can make connections between the Geography Standards and their own classrooms. Presents five suggested classroom activities based on the National Geography Standards. (CFR)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
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Marran, James F. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Asserts that the National Geography Standards identify what students should know and be able to do as a result of geography instruction. Identifies the action verbs used in the Standards' activity statements. Discusses these verbs in the context of Blooms cognitive taxonomy. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Trends
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Salter, Christopher L. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Maintains that with the publication of the National Geography Standards geography has taken a major stride toward demonstrating to teachers the breadth and significance of the discipline. Focuses on three aspects of geographic reality in the lives of teachers and students. Concludes that geographic knowledge is part of every person's life. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Strategies
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Bednarz, Sarah W.; Bednarz, Robert S. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Maintains that improving preservice geography teacher education is difficult because few geography faculty understand the teacher education process and many education professors are not well-educated geographically. Discusses 13 recommendations to improve preservice geography teacher education. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography
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Petry, Anne K. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Maintains that, although geography is being revived in the K-12 curriculum, preservice teachers are not benefiting from the cooperative efforts of geography and education faculties. Argues that geography faculty have new reasons and new opportunities to collaborate with geography teacher education. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography
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Blackwell, Peggy J. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Focuses on the context and major efforts designed to reform teacher education in the nation's universities. Provides an overview of systems governing and impacting teacher education. Concludes with a discussion of general educational reform trends and leadership opportunities open to geographers. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hardwick, Susan W. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Maintains that the content, skills, and perspectives specified for preservice teacher education in the National Geography Standards are essential for dissemination of the Standards to classrooms across the nation. Presents a model curriculum based on this approach. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Ludwig, Gail S. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Maintains that, despite great strides in geographic education, many social studies methods professors still are using outdated geographic materials, methods, and techniques. Describes an intensive four-day conference bringing together social studies methods and geography professors. (CFR)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cooperation, Departments, Educational Change
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Morrill, Robert W.; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1995
Maintains that the National Geography Standards provide an opportunity to forge close relationships with teacher preparation programs. Reports on strategies used by the Virginia Geographic Alliance to produce regional, cross-disciplinary teams. Includes a table outlining the goals of Virginia's "Geographic for Life" Institutes. (CFR)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Nellis, M. Duane – Journal of Geography, 1995
Maintains that the release of the National Geography Standards in October 1994 was not a culmination of reform but the beginning of educational improvement in geography. Discusses geographic concepts and the continued role of educational technology in geographic instruction. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
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Harper, Robert – Journal of Geography, 1990
Compares "old" geography curriculum with "new" geography curriculum proposed by National Geographic Society and based on five geographic themes. Examines new course as both geography course and as subject in the general education curriculum. Noting the marginal value and limitations of the new geography, recommends that the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement
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Marcello, Jody Smothers – Journal of Geography, 1995
Describes the efforts of the Alaska Department of Education and geography educators to develop standards based on the National Geography Standards model. Discusses the statewide public consensus process and includes a chronological table of events. Provides six sample standards and performance criteria from the Alaska 2000 geography standards.…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Strategies
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