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Jones, Mark C. – Journal of Geography, 2023
The article explains the limited presence of geography in New England higher education as a result of the structure of the region's higher education system. Blending the geography and history of education literatures, it identifies type of control (public vs. private), institution type, urban location, multi-campus university systems, and the weak…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Geography, Incidence, Higher Education
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Lisa Tabor; John Harrington Jr. – Journal of Geography, 2023
The basics of climate must be understood to have a climate literate populace. Understanding climatic change is a wicked problem. This work identifies three foundational content challenges to climate and climate change education, discusses them thoroughly, and offers graphics and conceptual models to address this content in the classroom. The three…
Descriptors: Climate, Weather, Ecology, Social Problems
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Arrhenius, Mattias; Bladh, Gabriel; Lundholm, Cecilia – Journal of Geography, 2022
The aim of this study was to investigate students' understanding of the Gulf Stream as a geographical phenomenon and in relation to geospatial conceptualizations focusing on the geographical concepts of location, distribution and interaction. Data consists of 134 responses from 12-13-year-old students who completed an assignment in the Swedish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Geography, Knowledge Level
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Wei, Huimin; Liu, Lu; Zeng, Siying; Xie, Shumin; Xu, Yanhua; Lu, Xiaoxu – Journal of Geography, 2022
This study examined how the family capital of upper secondary school students impacted on their geospatial thinking skills and explored the mediating effect of their academic achievement in geography. A total of 1,018 upper secondary school students participated. The results of our mediation analysis conducted using the PROCESS modeling tool…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement, Geography, Thinking Skills
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Mitchell, David; Hanus, Martin; Béneker, Tine; Biddulph, Mary; Leininger-Frézal, Caroline; Zwartjes, Luc; Donert, Karl – Journal of Geography, 2022
GeoCapabilities is a distinctive approach to teacher professional development which foregrounds the educational potential of geographical knowledge. This paper examines the effect of GeoCapabilities on geography teachers' expertise. First, the paper explores a problem of teacher training which privileges technique for classroom effectiveness over…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Geography, Knowledge Level, Expertise
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Tabor, Lisa; Larsen, Thomas; Oberle, Alex – Journal of Geography, 2022
The voice and perspective of early career scholars are particularly important in geography education, a subfield that has traditionally been small and is rapidly becoming smaller due to the retirements of prominent scholars. This research surveys and discusses these early career scholars' vision for the future of geography education, in light of a…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Educational Trends, Beginning Teachers
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Hann, Deborah G.; Hagelman, Ronald R. – Journal of Geography, 2021
A rich pool of geographic and environmental ideas are embedded children's literature. This paper illuminates the geographic and environmental education themes present in second to eighth grade Common Core fiction, especially for leveraging this content for geographic and environmental education and in support of topically integrated learning…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Geography, Geography Instruction, Environmental Education
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Rueschhoff, Jan; Palma, Heather – Journal of Geography, 2021
The relationship between teacher quality and student achievement is often at the heart of educational debates about student success. In this study, we leverage data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to explore relationships between geography achievement in the 8th grade and various indicators of teacher quality. We found…
Descriptors: Correlation, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Teaching Experience
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Kim, Gapcheol – Journal of Geography, 2020
Despite increasing concerns about the politics of curriculum for certain ideologies of global citizenship, there is scant literature focusing on critical understandings of school geography in relation to global citizenship (GC). This article examines the complicit relationship between dominant discourses of GC and South Korean curriculum policy…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Geography, Critical Theory
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Solem, Michael; Stoltman, Joseph – Journal of Geography, 2020
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) program periodically conducts national-level assessments of student achievement in geography. In July 2019, the National Assessment Governing Board announced a decision to eliminate geography, economics, arts, and foreign language assessments from the NAEP testing schedule through 2029. In…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Geography, Academic Achievement, Student Evaluation
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Perugini, Sam; Bodzin, Alec M. – Journal of Geography, 2020
Geospatial weather data is readily available to learners. However, the interpretation and understanding of this data requires the utilization of geospatial thinking skills. This study examined the impacts of a Web-based, collaborative inquiry Hurricane Irma GIS learning module on AP environmental science students' hurricane knowledge and spatial…
Descriptors: Weather, Thinking Skills, Geographic Information Systems, Geographic Location
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Brysch, Carmen P. – Journal of Geography, 2020
As some teachers cannot participate in face-to-face workshops because of various constraints, a geography PD opportunity was offered in a variety of alternative formats, face-to-face, online, and hybrid, to identify opportunities that could reach more teachers and increase levels of participation. Teacher reaction to the program and delivery model…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Geography, Online Courses
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Xuan, Xiaowei; Jin, Qingna; Jo, Injeong; Duan, Yushan; Kim, Mijung – Journal of Geography, 2019
Few studies, if any, have systematically investigated the connection or relationship between geography curriculum and scientific literacy. With this realization, in this article, we examined the potential contribution of geography curriculum to developing students' scientific literacy, with China's middle-school geography curriculum as an example.…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Foreign Countries
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Lopez, Christina; Weaver, Russell – Journal of Geography, 2019
This article situates intentional communities (ICs) in the discipline of geography, and outlines an agenda for further research into the geographies and experiences of ICs, insofar as such spaces may inform future strategic responses to the complex, multiscalar problems that characterize the Anthropocene. The article introduces readers to…
Descriptors: Geography, Intention, Community, Geographic Concepts
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Kim, Gapcheol – Journal of Geography, 2019
This study aims to theoretically investigate the notion of critical thinking for a more just understanding of self and "others" in global geographical learning. It focuses on the kinds of injustice in the world which are driven by our relationships with "others." By drawing on the literature of critical education, philosophy of…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Social Justice, Global Education, Geography
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