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Russo, Richard A. – Journal of Geography, 2004
This paper addresses the neglect of social justice a social change in the undergraduate general education curriculum at a community college. The intended audience of this paper is community college instructors with heavy teaching loads of mostly general education courses. Without pretending to be a rigorous analysis of theories of radical pedagogy…
Descriptors: Justice, Social Change, Undergraduate Study, General Education
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Schwartzberg, Joseph E. – Journal of Geography, 1987
Proposes the adoption of a global constitution, similar to the U.S. Constitution, as a precondition for a peaceful planetary society. Explores the geographic roots of the U.S. Constitution and discusses the diffusion of federalism throughout the world. Advocates the teaching of global government theories in history, government, and geography…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Geography Instruction, Global Approach, Government (Administrative Body)
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Leitner, Helga; Sheppard, Eric S. – Journal of Geography, 1987
Describes recent trends in the economic and regional development of Indonesia and examines the internal and external forces influencing the process. Shows how these forces account for the rise of a strong centralized state. Discusses Indonesia's current problems. Includes tables, maps, and graphs of economic investment figures, world trade, and…
Descriptors: Centralization, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Global Approach
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Watts, Michael J. – Journal of Geography, 1987
Argues that geographic studies, especially local patterns of production and land use, must appear in a larger perspective. States that the problem is how to link local geographies with a complex, internationalized, global, political economy. Examines the problem in discussions of food and famine, ecological degradation, and population growth in…
Descriptors: Capital, Developing Nations, Ecology, Food
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Drake, Christine – Journal of Geography, 1987
Discusses geographical illiteracy in the United States and the problems of inadequate international awareness and poor understanding of major global issues. Examines what citizens should know, why they should care, and what people should do about the lack of global knowledge. Presents a list of 57 references dealing with global issues. (GEA)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Global Approach, International Education, World Affairs
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James, Preston E. – Journal of Geography, 1990
First published in 1969 in "Journal of Geography," this article suggested an introductory geography course provided an introduction to field of geography and provided useful image of world. Claimed that these objectives were viewed as incompatible, and suggested a geography course that served both purposes. Described early textbooks and the…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Objectives
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Harper, Robert A. – Journal of Geography, 1985
Today two opportunities are open to geography educators. First they must respond to the new opportunity to return geography to a place in the preparation of business students. Second, geography educators must take advantage of the current interest in international understanding and global education. New courses and textbooks are needed. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Business Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness
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Hirshorn, Arthur – Journal of Geography, 1981
This essay discusses threats to wildlife posed by technological advances and human population growth. It presents evidence that habitats are being destroyed by pollution, exploitation of virgin lands, energy resource extraction, and other rapidly changing conditions. The author proposes a coordinated global effort to preserve vanishing species.…
Descriptors: Animals, Conservation (Environment), Ecological Factors, Geography
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Christensen, David E. – Journal of Geography, 1979
A world-wide effort to educate people regarding their relationship with the earth should include concepts that all facets of the earth's natural and cultural environments function in one interrelated system, the earth's eco-systems are fragile, people should depend on renewable resources, and limiting population growth is crucial. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Futures (of Society)
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Swenson, Russel G. – Journal of Geography, 1986
Develops, under four headings, the geographical context for over 60 organizations, concepts, and practices of international business in an effort to incorporate geography and business to serve global studies. Also responds to instructors' needs for updated background information by documenting useful periodicals and textbooks from international…
Descriptors: Business Education, College Instruction, Curriculum, Economics
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Massey, Donald – Journal of Geography, 1986
Raises the issue of prepublishing censorship by textbook makers in geography texts, provides some examples of this kind of screening, and suggests ways for teachers and students to address the problem. Indicates that textbook makers must be sensitive to public values, political forces, and the market. (TRS)
Descriptors: Censorship, Curriculum, Elementary Education, Geography
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Demko, George J.; Wood, William B. – Journal of Geography, 1987
Examines the problem of international refugees from a geographical perspective. Focuses on sub-saharan Africa, Afghanistan, Central America, and southeast Asia. Concludes that geographers can and should use their skills and intellectual tools to address and help resolve this global problem. (JDH)
Descriptors: Global Approach, Higher Education, Human Geography, Instructional Improvement
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Libbee, Michael – Journal of Geography, 1988
Reports on ideas generated by Fostering International Understanding through World Geography, a group which advocates using the world geography course to increase international understanding. Describes two possible course goals, identifies teaching techniques appropriate for each goal, and discusses ways that participants attempted to accomplish…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Global Approach, Higher Education