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Allahwala, Ahmed; Bunce, Susannah; Beagrie, Lesley; Brail, Shauna; Hawthorne, Timothy; Levesque, Sue; von Mahs, Jurgen; Spotton Visano, Brenda – Journal of Geography, 2013
This symposium explores and examines the challenges and opportunities of building community-university collaborations in marginalized urban areas. The selection of short essays highlights different experiences of building and sustaining community-university partnerships in a variety of cities as vehicles for enhancing experiential learning in…
Descriptors: Urban Studies, Service Learning, Urban Areas, Community Needs
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Yang, Daihu – Journal of Geography, 2013
The 2001 Geography Standards for Junior Secondary Schools are the first national standards for geographic education since the founding of Communist China. The standards heralded several new ideas for geographic education, and textbook assessments are one important way for understanding their impact. This study examines the changes in assessments…
Descriptors: National Standards, Geography, Foreign Countries, Taxonomy
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Goldstein, Donna; Alibrandi, Marsha – Journal of Geography, 2013
This case study conducted with 1,425 middle school students in Palm Beach County, Florida, included a treatment group receiving GIS instruction (256) and a control group without GIS instruction (1,169). Quantitative analyses on standardized test scores indicated that inclusion of GIS in middle school curriculum had a significant effect on student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Standardized Tests, Control Groups
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Wang, Yao-Hui; Chen, Che-Ming – Journal of Geography, 2013
Following the integration of GIS into the national curriculum standards of senior high school geography, Taiwan has systematically implemented GIS education for over a decade. However, the effectiveness of this implementation is currently unclear. Therefore, this study investigates the status of GIS education in Taiwanese senior high schools. A…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, High Schools
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Lay, Jinn-Guey; Chen, Yu-Wen; Chi, Yu-Lin – Journal of Geography, 2013
This article explores the adoption of geographic information system (GIS) knowledge and skills through in-service training for high school geography teachers in Taiwan. Through statistical analysis of primary data collected from a census of Taiwan's high school geography teachers, it explores what motivates these teachers to undertake GIS…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Foreign Countries, Usability, Social Influences
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Kim, Minsung; Kim, Kamyoung; Lee, Sang-Il – Journal of Geography, 2013
This article examines the pedagogical potential of a Web-based GIS application, Population Migration Web Service (PMWS), in which students can examine population geography in an interactive and exploratory manner. This article introduces PMWS, a tailored, unique Internet GIS application that provides functions for visualizing spatial interaction…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Migration Patterns, Usability
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Niedomysl, Thomas; Ellder, Erik; Larsson, Anders; Thelin, Mikael; Jansund, Bodil – Journal of Geography, 2013
The traditional important role of maps used for educational purposes has gained further potential with recent advances in GIS technology. But beyond specific courses in cartography this potential seems little realized in geography teaching. This article investigates the extent to which any learning benefits may be derived from the use of such…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Information Systems, Cartography, Role
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Yang, Daihu; Wang, Ziying; Xu, Di; Wang, Chuanbing; Deng, Zhengzheng – Journal of Geography, 2013
After nearly ten years of implementation of the first junior high school geography standards, Chinese geography educators have been increasingly incorporating fieldwork into their geography teaching. This study examined student perceptions of fieldwork from an international perspective by reviewing student fieldwork reports and administering a…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Geography, Junior High School Students, Geography Instruction
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Lee, Dong-Min; Ryu, Jaemyong – Journal of Geography, 2013
This article examines possibilities associated with the cultivation of balanced regional images via the use of simple methods. Two experiments based on the primacy effect and the painting picture rule, or visual depiction of regions, were conducted. The results show significant differences in the formation of regional images. More specifically,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Geography, Teaching Methods
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Kerski, Joseph J.; Demirci, Ali; Milson, Andrew J. – Journal of Geography, 2013
This study analyzes the status of GIS in schools in thirty-three countries and proposes recommendations for advancing the implementation and effectiveness of GIS in secondary education from an international perspective. Thirty-three countries have been evaluated in the study to assess the global landscape of educational GIS by analyzing how GIS is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography, Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems
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Zeitler, Ezra – Journal of Geography, 2013
Growing student interest in sports provides geography teachers with a special opportunity to make connections between it and fundamental concepts in the discipline. This article examines the structure, arrangement, relationships, and distinctions among minor league baseball franchise locations, stadia, and team names, and presents examples of…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Student Interests, Team Sports, Fundamental Concepts
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Bagoly-Simo, Peter – Journal of Geography, 2013
Textbooks are an important tool for teaching and learning in high school geography classrooms. But what sort of picture do they provide of places that are different and distant from the countries in which they are published? This study explores this question through a concise analysis of a widely used American world geography textbook, with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, World Geography, Textbooks, Social Change
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Leydon, Joseph; Turner, Sally – Journal of Geography, 2013
Fieldwork is an essential component of undergraduate geographic education, but with growing enrollment and limited resources few first-year instructors incorporate this activity in their courses. This article reports on the challenges of incorporating fieldwork into a large first-year course and the strategies adopted to respond to these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Introductory Courses
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Rundquist, Bradley C.; Vandeberg, Gregory S. – Journal of Geography, 2013
Field data collection is often crucial to the success of investigations based upon remotely sensed data. Students of environmental remote sensing typically learn about the discipline through classroom lectures, a textbook, and computer laboratory sessions focused on the interpretation and processing of aircraft and satellite data. The importance…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Satellites (Aerospace), Field Instruction
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Krakowka, Amy Richmond – Journal of Geography, 2012
Field trips have been acknowledged as valuable learning experiences in geography. This article uses Kolb's (1984) experiential learning model to discuss how students learn and how field trips can help enhance learning. Using Kolb's experiential learning theory as a guide in the design of field trips helps ensure that field trips contribute to…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Field Trips, Geography, Learning Theories
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