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Bednarz, Sarah Witham – Journal of Geography, 1998
Argues that the pendulum between federal and state education initiatives has swung to the states; reviews the extent to which state standards have incorporated the recommendations of "Geography for Life." Concludes that the translation of "Geography for Life" into state standards is uneven due to problems of accessibility. (DSK)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bednarz, Sarah Witham; Audet, Richard H. – Journal of Geography, 1999
Presents a survey on the degree of training in geographic-information systems (GIS) given to prospective geography teachers. Reveals that only a handful of programs intentionally expose student teachers to GIS in a meaningful manner. Discusses implications for plans to integrate GIS into the curriculum. (DSK)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education