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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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Libbee, Michael – Journal of Geography, 1995
Asserts that teacher certification is complex, confusing, and important. Argues that the most effective way to change certification guidelines in order to require more geography for preservice teachers may be to change the problems certification guidelines are intended to solve. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Lehman, Paul R. – Music Educators Journal, 1994
Maintains that the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) achieved an important symbolic victory by being a primary developer of the National Standards for Arts Education. Presents and discusses five issues related to the Goals 2000 program in general and the standards related to music education in particular. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Aesthetic Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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McKeown-Ice, Rosalyn – Journal of Geography, 1994
Asserts that geography is an ideal discipline for environmental education. Argues that geographers study the environment in four major ways: (1) the natural environment; (2) the impact of human behavior on the environment; (3) environmental influences on human behavior; and (4) the landscape. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Zimmerman, Enid – Visual Arts Research, 1994
Discusses issues related to standardized testing and a national art curriculum. Maintains that cultural diversity among students makes valid and fair assessment difficult. Argues that teachers should be trained in the use of authentic assessment methods. (CFR)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Teachers, Cultural Pluralism, Culture Fair Tests
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Hoffa, Harlan – Arts Education Policy Review, 1994
Traces the origins and development of the National Standards for Arts Education. Discusses the long-term effects the national standards might have on preservice and inservice teacher education. Questions whether national standards might lead to a standardization in arts education that would hamper teacher and student creativity. (CFR)
Descriptors: Art Education, Creativity, Curriculum Development, Discipline Based Art Education
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Shuler, Scott C. – Arts Education Policy Review, 1995
Asserts that the new voluntary arts national standards present educators with a important opportunity to improve music and arts education in K-12 schools. Outlines the role of the national standards movement. Discusses the interrelationships among the standards and the undergraduate curriculum, teacher certification, and advanced placement. (CFR)
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Art Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Sikes, Michael – Arts Education Policy Review, 1995
Discusses two related dilemmas: (1) the tension between the Western view of historical progress and the realities of modern society; and (2) the tension between old and new approaches to teaching and learning about the arts. Argues that the end result of implementing the Goals 2000 program might diminish the teaching of the arts as discrete…
Descriptors: Art Appreciation, Art Education, Art Teachers, Cultural Enrichment
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Laughlin, Margaret A. – Social Education, 1995
Discusses the organizational development of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) during the years 1982-1995. Describes the effort to establish national social studies standards in response to the national Goals 2000 movement. Describes the reorganization of the NCSS committee structure and central office staff. (CFR)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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Jumper, Sidney R. – Journal of Geography, 1994
Contends that recent progress in improving geography instruction at the precollegiate level is not yet reflected at the college level. Maintains that a successful effort to create consensus guidelines for college geography majors would enhance geography's reputation as a science discipline and improve student skills and creativity. (CFR)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History
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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