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Scholz, Michael A.; Huynh, Niem Tu; Brysch, Carmen P.; Scholz, Ruojing Wang – Journal of Geography, 2014
Geography textbooks contain chapter or review questions that may engage students in spatial thinking. This research used Jo and Bednarz's (2009) "Taxonomy of Spatial Thinking" to evaluate the percentage of spatial thinking questions in four university-level world geography course textbooks. The results from this study were then…
Descriptors: World Geography, Textbooks, Spatial Ability, Content Analysis
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Francek, Mark A.; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1993
Maintains that misperceptions or incorrect mental images about relative location and size are common in geography. Reports on a study of 708 students ranging in age from junior high school through undergraduate school. Finds that misperceptions are widespread and exist across grade levels. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Course Content, Geographic Concepts, Geography
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Bednarz, Robert S. – Journal of Geography, 1993
Maintains that an article in this issue of the "Journal of Geography" was the first one submitted entirely by electronic means. Asserts that the use of electronic mail improved communication effectiveness between the author and the editor. Encourages everyone who has access to electronic mail to use it for communications with the journal. (CFR)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Electronic Journals, Electronic Mail, Electronic Publishing
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Dorschner, Donald L.; Marten, Robert O. – Journal of Geography, 1990
Analyzes the establishment, expansion, and contraction of geography departments at the college and university level beginning in the late 1800s and concluding with the present decade. Reports that in the 1980s the total number of geography departments in the United States decreased for the first time. (DB)
Descriptors: Colleges, Departments, Educational History, Educational Research
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Brown, Brock – Journal of Geography, 1989
Presents a checklist for instructors preparing to teach a large geography lecture class. Suggests having enough supplies, especially paper for copying; ordering enough textbooks; making sure that seats have writing surfaces; writing out examination policies; and other time-saving management procedures. (GG)
Descriptors: Administration, Class Organization, Classroom Techniques, Course Organization
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Journal of Geography, 1991
Suggests the need for a law and geography course to prepare future geographers to contribute to implementation of the law. Proposes a course outline, including an introduction, major existing research areas, and exploration of developing new research areas combining law and geography. Stresses the importance of social and environmental data in…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Controversial Issues (Course Content), Court Litigation, Criminal Law
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Earl, Richard A.; Pasternack, Steve – Journal of Geography, 1991
Urges increased geographic and meteorologic training for television weather reporters. Suggests using television weather reports to promote knowledge of place names and physical geography. Discusses a survey of television news departments in 48 states. Reports findings on the lengths of weather reports and the training of weather reporters. (DK)
Descriptors: Broadcast Journalism, Broadcast Television, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Salter, Kit; Riggs-Salter, Cathy – Journal of Geography, 1993
Asserts that efforts to achieve educational reform can have significant personal and professional effects on participants in the process. Presents "Ten Verities" as a perspective on the tremendous investment that participation in the reform process requires. Concludes that, the end product of world class geography standards will justify…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Wang, Zhaohe; Bradbury, Ian K. – Journal of Geography, 1993
Maintains that geography occupies a prominent position in the Chinese secondary curriculum. Describes the current course content, which includes both physical and human geography. Concludes by discussing barriers to further development, including lack of qualified staff and poor textbooks. (CFR)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
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Gregg, Madeleine; Leinhardt, Gaea – Journal of Geography, 1993
Reports on a study of the geographic content in 44 secondary school U.S. and European Advanced Placement history lessons. States that 75% of 550 references to geographic content were categorized as "passing references," not "substantive references." Concludes that core geographic concepts that enable students to understand and…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
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Bishop, Michael P.; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1993
Asserts that the use of computer networks provides an important and effective resource for geography instruction. Describes the use of the Internet network in physical geography instruction. Provides an example of the use of Internet resources in a climatology/meteorology course. (CFR)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Design, Educational Technology
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Bockenhauer, Mark H. – Journal of Geography, 1993
Contends that the National Geographic Society's Teaching Geography Project is an inservice teacher education success story. Describes the origins, objectives, and development of the project. Summarizes the impact of the project and contends that its success is the result of the workshop format and guided practice in instructional strategies. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History
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Salter, Kit; Salter, Cathy – Journal of Geography, 1995
Presents an allegory based on the development and dissemination of the National Geography Standards. Uses the allegory to introduce a series of articles dealing with the Standards. Suggests that geography teachers acquire and use the Standards, entitled "Geography for Life: National Geography Standards." (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Salter, Kit; Salter, Cathy – Journal of Geography, 1995
Asserts that the 1994 National Geography Standards provide a new and valuable resource for teachers who want to improve geography instruction. Presents a sampler of additional geography instructional materials developed during this same period of educational reform. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Resources, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Marran, James F. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Asserts that the National Geography Standards identify what students should know and be able to do as a result of geography instruction. Identifies the action verbs used in the Standards' activity statements. Discusses these verbs in the context of Blooms cognitive taxonomy. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Trends
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