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Salter, Christopher L. – Journal of Geography, 1987
Maintains that teachers in kindergarten through twelfth grade are interested in improving their teaching of geography. Reviews the instructional improvement efforts of various state, regional, and national alliances, noting the high levels of community support and professional involvement by teachers at all levels. (JDH)
Descriptors: Community Support, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty College Relationship, Geography
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Peterson, George A. – Journal of Geography, 1987
Notes that the National Geographic Society (NGS) has produced curriculum materials since 1972 and that its current catalog contains over 635 multimedia products for the K-12 curriculum. This article details the range of recent NGS activities which are designed to improve the teaching of geography at all grade levels. (JDH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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de Souza, Anthony R.; Munroe, Susan – Journal of Geography, 1994
Asserts that full implementation of the national geographic standards will require their adoption by all states and school districts. Discusses the role of professional associations and teacher education in the implementation process. Maintains that the national standards provide the geography education community a unique opportunity. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Diffusion (Communication), Educational Change, Educational Trends