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Murr, Christopher D.; Blanchard, R. Denise – Journal of Geography, 2011
Advances in classroom technology have lowered barriers for the visually impaired to study geography, yet few participate. Employing stereotype threat theory, we examined whether beliefs held by the visually impaired affect perceptions toward completing courses and majors in visually oriented disciplines. A test group received a low-level threat…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Control Groups, Student Attitudes, Geography
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Biles, James J.; Lindley, Todd – Journal of Geography, 2009
Overseas study is an unparalleled method of promoting cross-cultural understanding, an appreciation of difference, and a relational sense of identity. However, U.S. colleges and universities increasingly employ the myth of strong globalization, which purportedly makes the world more uniform, integrated, and interdependent, in order to justify…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Higher Education, Geography, Cultural Awareness
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Longan, Michael W.; Owusu, Francis; Roseman, Curtis C. – Journal of Geography, 2008 is a Web portal that provides easy access to high quality Web sites that focus on places from around the world. It is intended for use by a wide range of people, including professional geographers, teachers and students at all levels, and the general public. This article explores the potential uses of PlacesOnLine as an…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Internet, Educational Resources, Teaching Methods
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Bain, Nancy R.; Bain, George W. – Journal of Geography, 1985
A geography workbook developed to teach upper division college-level geography students and beginning graduate students how to use a college library is described. Research on the use of the workbook indicates that directed instruction is beneficial to student learning of library resources. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Information Sources
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Mossa, Joann – Journal of Geography, 1998
Presents an overview of current geomorphic research in the southern United States. Conveys that the limited historical effort offers both challenges and opportunities for conducting geomorphic work in the region; much is unknown about these unique landscapes. States applied and theoretical geomorphology will benefit the society and future of the…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Ecological Factors, Ecology, Environment
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Weaver, David C. – Journal of Geography, 1998
Employs a graphical analysis evaluating the evolution of the transportation network in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain sections of Georgia and the Carolinas. Concludes that transport expansion appears to support the general parameters of the ideal-typical sequence model and provides useful material for instruction related to the national standards…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Geography, Geography Instruction, Graphs
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Bednarz, Sarah Witham; Audet, Richard H. – Journal of Geography, 1999
Presents a survey on the degree of training in geographic-information systems (GIS) given to prospective geography teachers. Reveals that only a handful of programs intentionally expose student teachers to GIS in a meaningful manner. Discusses implications for plans to integrate GIS into the curriculum. (DSK)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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King, Guy Q. – Journal of Geography, 1991
Discusses the geographic information system (GIS), a database that permits the integration, management, and analysis of diverse geographical information. Reports that the GIS has brought gains in cartography and remote sensing but also has brought problems. Identifies the need to balance instruction in technical developments and mainstream…
Descriptors: Cartography, Curriculum Development, Databases, Geography Instruction
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Momsen, Janet Henshall – Journal of Geography, 2000
Examines cross-culturally the assertion that women have a special relationship with the environment and are more motivated than men to work for environmental sustainability. Explores the discourse on ecofeminism and evaluates alternative explanations of gender differences in environmental awareness. (CMK)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Environment, Females, Foreign Countries
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Jones, Mark C. – Journal of Geography, 2001
Compares 11 English-language geography journals according to the following criteria: (1) content (nationality, education level, target audience, items included in journal, types of geography covered, and whether the articles contain bibliographies) and (2) appearance (page size, number of pages, and whether color printing is used). (DAJ)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Research, English, Foreign Countries
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Vining, James W. – Journal of Geography, 1980
Analyzes student enrollment in college level geography courses on conservation as a means of determining how important conservation courses are in United States colleges and unlversities, where conservation has been an important geography course recently, and whether conservation has increased or declined in student popularity since the 1960s. (DB)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Educational Assessment, Enrollment, Geography Instruction
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Bacon, Robert S.; Green, Jerry E. – Journal of Geography, 1981
An analysis of 14 introductory physical geography textbooks yielded 121 core concepts (basic concepts appearing in 7-10 books). The authors suggest that the trend toward overspecialization in introductory geography classes can be reversed if teachers agree to stress core concepts and their relationships to geography as a whole. (AM)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Geographic Concepts
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Erickson, Kenneth A. – Journal of Geography, 1980
Explains how the use of Army Map Service (AMS) maps can enhance student understanding of Soviet geography on the college level. Topics discussed include map characteristics, division of content and map examples, and techniques for using the maps. (DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Objectives, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Wise, John H. – Journal of Geography, 1980
Recommends ways in which teachers of geography on the high school and college level can decide which parts of the world are particularly suitable for study and can select appropriate issues and events to meet course objectives. Presents a list of 50 topics which are suitable for study from 1981 to 2000. (DB)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction
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Brown, Pia Tollo – Journal of Geography, 1980
Recounts the case study of a university reference librarian who became a geographer. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between librarianship and geography. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Geography
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