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Erickson, Rodney A. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2012
Colleges and universities in the USA and many other countries find themselves in a deepening financial challenge that is significantly influencing operating decisions as well as student access to higher education. These trends are attributed to the weakened finances of governments, competition from non-discretionary public spending, the nature of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Service Occupations, Geography, Global Approach
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Hartshorne, Richard – Journal of Geography, 1990
Reprint of a presentation to the National Council of Geography Teachers in 1952 stating that a fundamental error in popular thought about geography is that the land masses of the continents are the basic divisions of the world. Analyzes the U.S. world position and claims the United States has a responsibility for the world's future. (NL)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Grosvenor, Gilbert M. – Journal of Geography, 1985
In this speech delivered at the 1984 meeting of the Association of American Geographers, the president of the National Geographic Society (NGS) discusses what geography needs to stay on its feet as an independent and useful discipline and what the NGS is doing to support geography. (RM)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Educational History, Educational Needs, Educational Trends
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Boehm, Richard G.; de Souza, Anthony R. – Journal of Geography, 1985
In 1984 the National Council for Geographic Education presented James Michener with a special award for his "Outstanding Contributions to Geographic Education through the American Novel." Michener's acceptance speech is presented. (RM)
Descriptors: Awards, Geography, Geography Instruction, Novels
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Hay, Alan – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1985
Many attempts to secure research funds fail not because the research proposed is itself unsound, but because of failings in the way the application is prepared and presented. Tips for preparing a sound research proposal are provided. (RM)
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Proposal Writing