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Edelson, Daniel C.; Wertheim, Jill A.; Schell, Emily M.; Shavelson, Richard; Bednarz, Sarah; Heffron, Susan; Roth, Kathy; Dobson, Jerome – Geography Teacher, 2013
The National Geographic Society, the Association of American Geographers, the American Geographical Society, and the National Council for Geographic Education partnered to outline a "road map" for long-term strategies to improve K-12 geography education. The partner organizations assembled three committees to create synthesis reports, each of…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Geography, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction
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Jo, Injeong; Bednarz, Sarah; Metoyer, Sandra – Geography Teacher, 2010
One measure of the impact of a new idea in geography education is how well it is incorporated into teachers' everyday practice. "Spatial thinking" is not really a new idea in geography education; spatial analysis has long been one of its core traditions, but the use of the term is novel and only beginning to be widely used. By spatial thinking the…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Classification, Spatial Ability