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Butler, John; Milliken, Murray – Geographical Education, 1985
Tells how two teachers who have authored a number of popular geography textbooks got started. Describes what they attempt to accomplish when they write a book and gives insight into the difficulties that teacher-authors may encounter. (JDH)
Descriptors: Authors, Foreign Countries, Geography, Secondary Education
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Codrington, Stephen; And Others – Geographical Education, 1985
Presents the views of three secondary-level teachers regarding the use of textbooks in geography instruction. (JDH)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography, Secondary Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Wright, David R. – Geographical Education, 1985
This article examines the topic of racism in textbooks by reviewing the content of a geography textbook popular in the United Kingdom and Australia. Concludes that the problem of racism in textbooks is pervasive and in violation of United Nations standards for antiracist instruction. (JDH)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Racial Attitudes
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Hoepper, Brian – Geographical Education, 1985
Describes the limitations of geography textbooks and tells how to overcome them by extending the instructional resources, devising more activities, and augmenting the textbook's descriptions. Illustrates the approach on a sample textbook passage which describes Australian suburbanites. (JDH)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Learning Activities, Secondary Education
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Davey, Colin – Geographical Education, 1985
This article demonstrates how newspapers can be used to develop an understanding of current affairs and develop thinking skills. Three examples of current affairs articles along with learning activities which foster the development of thinking skills are included. (JDH)
Descriptors: Current Events, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Learning Activities
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Murray, Louis – Geographical Education, 1985
This article explores the principles of structuring student classroom and library research. It is presented in the form of a workshop activity suitable for use in a geography department staff workshop. (JDH)
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Inservice Education, Instructional Improvement
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Biddle, Don – Geographical Education, 1985
This article reports on current trends in geography instruction in Australia. It appeals for greater cooperation between "academic geographers" and geography teachers in the secondary schools. Concludes by voicing concern for improved geography instruction in the coming decade. (JDH)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Hobbs, Jack – Geographical Education, 1985
Offers a rationale for teaching physical geography and examines emerging themes, developments, and dilemmas within the field. Concludes with a discussion of future trends. (JDH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction
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Mercer, David – Geographical Education, 1985
Presents a brief overview of recent trends in human geography research and teaching practice. Focuses on significant new books, journals, and journal articles which may influence future research and teaching. (JDH)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Fagan, Robert – Geographical Education, 1985
Maintains that economic geography is alive and well. Describes some of the challenges facing research in economic geography and highlights the changing approaches being applied to economic geography. Includes sections on structural change, economic reorganization, and internationalization of manufacturing and finances. (JDH)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Economic Development, Economic Research, Educational Trends
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Greenall, Annette – Geographical Education, 1986
This article describes the development and content of the National Conservation Strategy for Australia (NCSA). The Australian Department of Arts, Heritage, and Environment has produced a teacher's guide designed to help teachers bring the content of the NCSA to their classroom. A description of the guide and ordering information are provided. (JDH)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Conservation Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement
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Greenall, Annette – Geographical Education, 1986
Defines environmental education and articulates its aims and characteristics. Describes how environmental education is implemented in Australian schools. Concludes with a list of eight requirements for "environmental citizenship." (JDH)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Huckle, John – Geographical Education, 1986
Describes the concept of environmental citizenship and shows how to apply it to the "African crisis" and Australia. Claims geography can link a concern for a better world to the realities of world economic and political order thereby revealing the inadequacies of the accounts of crises offered by governments and the media. (JDH)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Maher, Mary – Geographical Education, 1986
Explores reasons why environmental education becomes "diluted, deleted, and dissolved." Identifies three obstacles to environmental education stating that they will not be overcome until teachers take into account the different types of environmentalism and recognize the role played by curriculum in schooling and the maintenance of power…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Problems, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Naish, Michael – Geographical Education, 1986
Briefly reviews the development of decision making as an educational objective, tracing its roots from the 1960s. Describes the decision-making exercises offered in the Geography 16-19 Project, including the guidelines used for constructing the decision-making exercises on the General Certificate of Education examination. Concludes with advice on…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Environmental Education
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