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Matušková, Alena; Rousová, Magdalena – Journal of Geography, 2014
Czech-German relations developed in a complex way during the twentieth century. This article addresses the mutual historical and current relations of these nations, in light of historical events in the last century. The analysis is based on the study of period geography textbooks (as an example of one of the tools used to create a picture of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Relations, Foreign Policy, Geography Instruction
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Cole, Roy – Journal of Geography, 2008
This study examines the regionalization of Africa through analysis of forty-two English-language geography of Africa texts written for undergraduates between 1953 and 2004. Authors identify regions with reference to one or more variables. Some authors provided no explanation for their regionalization; others labored mightily to justify their…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Geography, Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking
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Walker, Scott L. – Journal of Geography, 2007
This article presents an introductory study of early-grade level geography education in terms of human ecology using accepted cognitive process and knowledge dimensions related to learning. The central question addressed is "at what cognitive process and knowledge levels do kindergarten and first-grade teachers teach geography?" A tentative answer…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Ecology, Kindergarten
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Gersmehl, Philip J.; Gersmehl, Carol A. – Journal of Geography, 2007
The human brain appears to have several "regions" that are structured to do different kinds of spatial thinking, according to a large and rapidly growing body of research in a number of disciplines. Building on a previous review of research with older children and adults, this article summarizes the research on spatial thinking by young children.…
Descriptors: Young Children, Neurology, Brain, Spatial Ability
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Tas, Halil I. – Journal of Geography, 2005
This paper presents a review of geographic curricula, teaching methods, materials and assessments in Turkish high schools. Geopolitics and political instability have contributed to large fluctuations in emphasis on geography in Turkish education and have also affected the content of the geography curriculum.
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, Geography Instruction, High Schools, Teaching Methods
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Heyman, Rich – Journal of Geography, 2004
A critical geographic pedagogy of writing can help students participate in public life by gaining access to the means of knowledge production. Drawing on pedagogical and composition theory, this article analyzes student papers from an introductory-level geography course to show how geography teachers can create assignments that broaden the scope…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Writing (Composition), Introductory Courses
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Rogge, John R. – Journal of Geography, 1982
The major trend towards worldwide easing of the birthrate does not include the current population patterns in Africa. The population policies of African nations range along a continuum from totally pronatal to strongly antinatal. However, even antinatal policies have had little effect on the overall spiralling upward population trend. (JA)
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Demography, Family Planning, Overpopulation
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Manson, Gary – Journal of Geography, 1981
Provides a brief overview of geographic education in the public schools of the United States. Among the topics discussed are enrollments, textbooks, objectives, and achievement. (RM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Robinson, J. Lewis – Journal of Geography, 1981
Examines the status of regional geography in Canadian elementary and secondary schools. How the geography of Canada is presented in textbooks is also examined. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Regions, Geography Instruction
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Bednarz, Sarah Witham – Journal of Geography, 2002
Action research is defined as systematic classroom-based inquiry to solve teacher-perceived problems. It has been a component of education, particularly professional staff development, for the past century under several names although geography educators in the United States have rarely used it for this, or any other, purpose. This paper reviews…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Action Research, Educational Change, Staff Development
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MacEachren, Alan M. – Journal of Geography, 1987
This paper considers the origins of computer mapping, where it is today, and where it is headed in the future. The emphasis is on fundamental changes in cartography, the way geographers approach map portrayal of spatial data, and the use of maps in spatial problem solving that have resulted from computerization. (JDH)
Descriptors: Cartography, Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Geography
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Murphy, Alexander B. – Journal of Geography, 1998
Argues that the creation of a College Board Advanced Placement examination in geography is an indicator of the resurgence of interest in geographic education. Traces the history of the Advanced Placement Program and the place negotiated for geography within it. Discusses continuing challenges that exist for geography educators. (DSK)
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, College School Cooperation, Curriculum Design, Elementary Secondary Education
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Albert, Don P.; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1995
Maintains that the use of geographic information systems (GIS) to analyze spatial dimensions of health care and disease ecology is becoming a realistic prospect for investigators in the social sciences. Contends that enough information is available to provide instructors with materials for classroom units. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Disease Control, Educational Planning, Educational Strategies
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Gold, John R.; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1993
Asserts that college students often do not understand or appreciate the way that the mass media construct images of place. Describes a day-long simulation exercise in which students work on journalistic teams sent to an unfamiliar location to report on its landscape and environment. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Experiential Learning, Field Studies, Geography
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de Blij, H. J. – Journal of Geography, 1991
Traces the transformation of Subsaharan Africa during the last 35 years. Contends that the domino effect hastened decolonization and increased polarization within South Africa. Argues that modernization is taking place only in South Africa's core and that the geopolitical framework appears stable but may collapse from within. (NL)
Descriptors: African History, African Studies, Apartheid, Colonialism
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