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Gritzner, Charles F. – Journal of Geography, 1981
Discusses geography's rather low status and relatively poor public image in the United States and some of the consequences. Among the world's educated industrial nations, the United States ranks among the least literate in a geographical sense. (RM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Gritzner, Charles F. – Journal of Geography, 1982
Eight strengths which offer the discipline of geography potential for sustained growth and development are discussed. For example, geographic training can develop skills that have numerous vocational applications. (RM)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Geography Instruction
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Gritzner, Charles F. – Journal of Geography, 1981
Examines consequences of cross-cultural technology transfer. Questions for students to analyze regarding the feasibility of transferring a particular form of technology to a given cultural group are provided. (RM)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Developing Nations, Higher Education, Secondary Education
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Gritzner, Charles F. – Journal of Geography, 1977
The author cautions teachers to avoid erroneous information and myths when teaching geography courses. He gives examples of easily made factual mistakes, legends, and common misconceptions about geographical concepts and data. (AV)
Descriptors: Bias, Course Content, Data, Elementary Secondary Education
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Gritzner, Charles F. – Journal of Geography, 1979
The geography student should be offered the option of applied geography courses as well as the more conservative humanistic approach, in order to respond to the challenges presented by existing societal needs and vocational opportunities. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Curriculum Development, Essays, Geography