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ERIC Number: EJ1239023
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
An Assessment of Geospatial Technology Integration in K-12 Education
Osborne, Zachary M.; van de Gevel, Saskia L.; Eck, Montana A.; Sugg, Margaret
Journal of Geography, v119 n1 p12-21 2020
K-12 geography education is often grouped with other subjects, limiting student exposure to geospatial technology and geographic inquiry. We explored the implementation of geospatial technology in North Carolina K-12 schools through a forty-four-question survey. Educators shared their teaching methods, geospatial technology integration, and professional development experience. Survey responses were statistically tested for multiple subpopulations, including rural, urban, and state-sponsored schools. Results suggest a lack of geography state standards, professional development opportunities, and classroom utilization of most geospatial technologies, which contribute to the deficiencies of geographic inquiry-based learning in North Carolina. Future North Carolina K-12 initiatives require changes to curriculum standards, professional training, and classroom resources.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina