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Warkentin, Traci – Journal of Geography, 2011
Preservice educators engaged in experiential, place-based learning through a semester-long assignment in which they observed a specific place in Central Park in Manhattan, New York, and kept a nature journal. The assignment was organized around two pivotal elements: direct, sensory experience and time in place. Both elements added vital dimensions…
Descriptors: Physical Environment, Urban Environment, Geography Instruction, Geographic Location
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Rogalsky, Jennifer – Journal of Geography, 2009
Scholars have provided numerous critical analyses of the structural causes of poverty. Unfortunately, many teachers are still led to believe, via best selling books and mainstream discourse, that behaviors, neighborhoods, and families determine educational outcomes. This "culture of poverty" theory must be disproved; educators need to be…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Teacher Effectiveness, Poverty, Outcomes of Education