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National Education Goals Panel, Washington, DC. – 1992
This report from the Goal 3 Technical Planning Subgroup focuses on three areas that have been identified as important to improving the citizenship education of students: community service, voter registration of 18- to 20-year-olds, and knowledge of citizenship. (The aim of Goal 3 of the National Education Goals is that by the year 2000 American…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Indicators, Educational Objectives
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Wilbanks, T. J. – Journal of Geography, 1994
Maintains that the choice of geography as one of the core subjects in the America 2000 and Goals 2000 reform plans provides an opportunity to increase its role in the school curriculum. Argues that those who chose geography have a different view of the discipline than professional geographers. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Educational Trends
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Marran, James F. – Journal of Geography, 1994
Reviews developments in geography education since World War II. Finds reasons for cautious optimism as a result of the development of national standards in core curriculum subjects and earlier efforts by the Geography Education National Implementation Project. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Cognitive Processes, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Boehm, Richard G.; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1994
Contends that, despite recent successes, the geographic education community faces serious problems based on its failure to create and maintain strategies for effect preservice teacher education. Argues that a broad cooperative program involving teachers, school district officials, geographic educators, and the community is a potential remedy. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Downs, Roger M. – Journal of Geography, 1994
Argues that geography education lacks empirical data that might inform and underpin decisions about standards setting, curriculum design, materials development, teaching strategies, and assessment procedures. Identifies four needs: (1) a new attitude toward research; (2) baseline studies; (3) a research agenda; and (4) a research clearinghouse.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bednarz, Robert S.; Petersen, James – Journal of Geography, 1994
Contends that geographic education has received increased attention during the past decade from professional geographers, K-12 educators, and the general public. Reviews current efforts and future directions of geographic education and states that all geographic educators share the responsibility for continuing the progress of the reform movement.…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History