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Baker, Thomas R.; Palmer, Anita M.; Kerski, Joseph J. – Journal of Geography, 2009
This article examines the results of an online national survey of K-12 educators who attended a series of GIS training workshops conducted by the authors between 1998 and 2004. Data from the self-report survey (N = 186) suggest new information about potential changes in instruction and assessment patterns following GIS training. The survey…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Workshops, Professional Development, National Surveys
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Lackstrom, Kirsten; Stroup, Laura J. – Journal of Geography, 2009
Greenways are prominent features of many urban landscapes and synthesize several geographic topics: human-environment interactions, urban ecosystems, and the promotion of sustainability within riverine corridors. Greenways are easily accessible and provide an opportunity for students at various grade levels to study interactions across physical…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Earth Science, Urban Environment, Standards
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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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Owen, Edward E.; Mason, Geoffrey – Journal of Geography, 1980
Discusses a study based on the "New York Times" in which newsworthy countries and cities are surveyed. The objective is to provide information to geography classroom teachers who incorporate current events into their geography programs. Maps, charts, textual information, and a comparison with a 1960 survey are included. (DB)
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
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Witthuhn, Burton O. – Journal of Geography, 1979
Reviews various definitions of the concept of distance and suggests that basic notions regarding distance require directed learning. Identifies challenges regarding relative distance for geography researchers and teachers. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Distance, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts
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Muehrcke, Phillip – Journal of Geography, 1978
Discusses shortcomings of conventional maps and examines how to transform map geography to provide more functional cartographic illustrations. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Cartography, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction
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Donaldson, Daniel P. – Journal of Geography, 2001
Uses four traditions of geography (spatial, area studies, human-environment interaction, and earth science) to show how poetry can be used to enhance the teaching of geography. Illustrates the explicitly spatial concepts present in selected poetry. (DAJ)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts
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Harper, Robert A. – Journal of Geography, 1992
Suggests that teachers must discover how geography can provide students with an understanding of the contemporary world in which they live. Describes the basic task of geography in general education as providing the basic understandings of human use of the earth. (DK)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts
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Sui, Daniel Z.; Bednarz, Robert S. – Journal of Geography, 1999
Introduces the articles in this edition of "Journal of Geography" that address the conceptual, cognitive, and pedagogic issues in the age of the Internet. Discusses the transformation of media from print to electronic communication and the implications for geography and geographic education in a broader context. (CMK)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bednarz, Sarah W., Comp.; Ludwig, Gail S., Comp. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Presents the results of a survey of books that every preservice (and inservice) geography teacher should read as recommended by leading geographic educators. Maintains that the diversity of responses mirrors the eclectic nature of geographic educators and the richness of the field. Includes brief bibliographical reviews of five recommended books.…
Descriptors: Books, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography
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Bednarz, Sarah W. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Learning place geography is an important part of school geography. Reports on research findings addressing effective ways to teach place geography. Finds that research indicates significant differences between mnemonic and non-mnemonic treatment groups. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geographic Location
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Hartshorne, Richard – Journal of Geography, 1990
Reprint of a presentation to the National Council of Geography Teachers in 1952 stating that a fundamental error in popular thought about geography is that the land masses of the continents are the basic divisions of the world. Analyzes the U.S. world position and claims the United States has a responsibility for the world's future. (NL)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Pattison, William D. – Journal of Geography, 1990
Reprints an article from a 1964 "Journal of Geography" that defined the four traditions of geography. Proposed a basic nomenclature with associated ideas to confront the pluralism inherent in geographic thought. Claimed that the four traditions offered a pluralistic basis to maintain an alliance between professional geography and pedagogical…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Semple, Ellen Churchill – Journal of Geography, 1990
Reprints a 1904 article from the "Journal of Geography" exploring geography's teaching focus. Argued for unchanged emphasis on the land and its people but advocated a deeper geographical interpretation of history. Contended that teaching should pay attention to scientific interpretation, and that children should discover a self-constructed…
Descriptors: Anthropology, Concept Teaching, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Fitzpatrick, Charlie – Journal of Geography, 1993
Asserts that the power and prices of computers have changed dramatically in recent years. Reviews 10 approaches to using computers in geographic instruction. Includes a 10-item questionnaire to determine whether teachers are using computers effectively. (CFR)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Computer Software, Educational Media
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