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Renyi, Judith – OAH Magazine of History, 1991
Discusses the growing disagreement between Afrocentrists and supporters of Western tradition. Addresses separatism, ethnocentrism, and the push for a pluralistic national curriculum with national testing. Suggests that the more important question may be how and whether schools can function in the profound religiosity of both sides. (DK)
Descriptors: Afrocentrism, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Pluralism
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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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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
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McCurdy, Donald W. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Conclusions from Project Synthesis (analysis of National Science Foundation programs of 1960-70s and results of three National Assessment of Educational Progress data) are presented. Implications for college science teaching include the need for high motivation materials for nonscience majors, government support for inservice training and…
Descriptors: College Science, Educational Improvement, Educational Trends, Government Role