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Le Heron, Kiri; Andrews, Jill; Hooks, Stacey; Larnder, Michele; Le Heron, Richard – New Zealand Journal of Geography, 2000
Presents a unit on volcanoes and experiences with volcanoes that helps students develop geography skills. Focuses on four volcanoes: (1) Rangitoto Island; (2) Lake Pupuke; (3) Mount Smart; and (4) One Tree Hill. Includes an answer sheet and resources to use with the unit. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction
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Nairn, Karen – New Zealand Journal of Geography, 1995
Argues that female students remain disproportionately quiet in geography classes because of male bias forms of instruction. Maintains that girls' interest and responses increased when examples and issues involving women were introduced. Includes tabulation and classification of responses by gender, and comments from female students. (MJP)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Nairn, Karen – New Zealand Journal of Geography, 1991
Describes the distribution of teacher interactions with male and female students in secondary geography classrooms. Reports that, in 70 percent of the classes, attention was unequally divided with the surplus in favor of males in 57 percent. Notes that the majority of geography students are female, whereas 80 percent of the teachers are male. (DK)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Research, Females
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Conradson, Vicki – New Zealand Journal of Geography, 1996
Presents the results of an undergraduate research project using geographic concepts and terminology to document the public perception of crime in a small New Zealand town. Original data were culled from a questionnaire which addressed such issues as direct victimization, fear of crime, and behavior restrictions and adaptation. (MJP)
Descriptors: Crime, Fear, Foreign Countries, Geography
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Murray, Ian – New Zealand Journal of Geography, 1996
Suggests some approaches to meeting the requirements for study of "cultural process" in geography in New Zealand. Provides some guidelines for defining a cultural process and discusses possible teaching units. Outlines a conceptual and pedagogical map to follow in developing these units using transportation development as an example.…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Cultural Education, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Pluralism
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Gale, Lucy – New Zealand Journal of Geography, 1996
Investigates the concepts that could be used to develop geography lessons based on the ideology of indigenous people. Uses the Maori of New Zealand as an example and discusses how such concepts as "Maori Mind,""Maori Land,""Founding Ideologies," and "Cultural Artifacts" could be incorporated into an…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Context, Cultural Influences, Cultural Traits
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Bedford, Richard – New Zealand Journal of Geography, 1996
Provides an overview of recent New Zealand immigration policy including information suitable for inclusion in lesson plans and units of study. Discusses accessing and using population, migration, and immigration data and addresses possible problems and deficiencies. Includes statistical and graphic analysis of data. (MJP)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Content Analysis, Foreign Countries, Geographic Distribution
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Holland, Peter – New Zealand Journal of Geography, 1998
Discusses geography teaching, past and present, by focusing on ideas of Russian anarchist, Peter Kropotkin, and then describing Forms 5 to 7 of the New Zealand syllabus. Reviews the syllabus stressing that it is successful in providing ways to organize knowledge, but is less so on research as an orderly intellectual activity. (CMK)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
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Newton, Martin – New Zealand Journal of Geography, 1998
Ponders whether the Form 5-7 geography syllabus in New Zealand should be changed by discussing the positive and negative aspects of the current syllabus. Addresses the benefits a new syllabus would offer the subject of geography and students and offers topics for inclusion in a new syllabus. (CMK)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Benefits
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Bailey, Dale – New Zealand Journal of Geography, 1998
Contends that the current syllabus for geography education in New Zealand is outdated and lacks relevance for students. Offers a case for syllabus revision and the reexamination of the geography discipline. Provides suggestions for the case of reform in relation to new syllabus content. (CMK)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Stirling, Susan – New Zealand Journal of Geography, 1998
Proposes content changes for a revised geography syllabus in New Zealand discussing each strand: (1) social organization; (2) culture and heritage; (3) place and environment; (4) time, continuity, and change; (5) resources and economic activities; and (6) making sense of planet earth and beyond. Addresses current trends in geography and syllabus…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Weir, Ann – New Zealand Journal of Geography, 1998
Asserts that the New Zealand Form 5-7 geography syllabus does not need to be changed explaining that change for political purposes and individual whims are neither in the interest of the geography teaching community or students. Believes that what is needed is the development of strategies to make geography relevant and appealing to students. (CMK)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
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Roche, Michael – New Zealand Journal of Geography, 1998
Provides background information on Andrew Clark specifically addressing his work in geography while in New Zealand in order to place Clark's 1941 paper entitled "A Philosophy of Geography for New Zealand Schools" into intellectual context by emphasizing links between this paper and his later work. Provides his 1941 paper in full. (CMK)
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Educational Philosophy, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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Roche, Michael – New Zealand Journal of Geography, 1998
Describes the new place for geography in the various university departments in New Zealand that have been reconfigured by university-wide restructuring. Discusses the implications of the restructuring on university geography in New Zealand focusing on the problems in relation to the administrative changes, such as the flow of students in the…
Descriptors: Departments, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries
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Craymer, Clive – New Zealand Journal of Geography, 1998
Believes that the current geography curriculum in New Zealand needs to be reevaluated in order to maintain geography's relevance in the school curriculum. Discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the current curriculum and considers possible content for a new curriculum, such as field inquiry and global patterns and processes. (CMK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Field Experience Programs, Foreign Countries
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