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Webster, Gerald R. – Journal of Geography, 2004
The United States is undergoing rapid demographic change leading to growing racial, ethnic, religious and economic diversity in our classrooms. Our students can be sensitized to this growing diversity through exposure to the concept of social justice. The purpose of this article is to provide examples of how social justice issues can be included…
Descriptors: Demography, Students, Justice, Politics
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Webster, Gerald R.; Kidd, Timothy – Journal of Geography, 2002
The world has experienced a dramatic increase in the number of new states in the past couple of decades. Many of these new countries are the result of ethnic nationalist movements dividing an existing state. Is the United States susceptible to the forces of division which we more commonly associate with the rest of the world? Or is the United…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Human Geography, Political Divisions (Geographic), Nationalism
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Webster, Gerald R. – Journal of Geography, 2000
Outlines the historical development of women's legal and political status in the United States, focusing on suffrage, the three "waves" of women's movements, and access to elected office. Discusses three impediments of electing women candidates to public office: (1) solidarity; (2) political culture; and (3) the impact of the single-member…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Elections, Feminism, Gender Issues
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Webster, Gerald R. – Journal of Geography, 2000
Explains that census results are the basis for geographic distribution of political power in the United States. Discusses the census, offering historical information that focuses on the issue of territorial representation. Explores the "reapportionment revolution," its impact on the census, and the controversy surrounding the 2000…
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government
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Webster, Gerald R. – Journal of Geography, 1992
Addresses Cuba's attempt to rebuild its tourism industry in an effort to combat its declining economy in the wake of reduced Russian aid. Provides a sketch of Cuban history and a discussion of the tourism highlighting contradictions between political rhetoric and economic policy. Reviews resource materials and ideas for classroom use. (DK)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Economic Factors, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Webster, Gerald R. – Journal of Geography, 1997
Examines the geographical and political forces that are central to the process of legislative redistricting. Reviews the historical background of the redistricting process and discusses the importance of minority representation. Briefly looks at some of the alternative systems of representation that have been suggested to improve the quality of…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Economic Factors, Educational Trends, Elections