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Rohli, Robert V.; Binford, Paul E. – Journal of Geography, 2016
Geography at elementary and middle schools in Louisiana, USA., remains a social studies strand along with civics, economics, and history, with no state-required geography course at any level. But because schools may require more geography than the state standard, this research examines the extent to which K-12 students are exposed to geography in…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Educational Trends, Educational Practices, Trend Analysis
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Demirci, Ali; Suslu, Zeliha – Journal of Geography, 2016
This study analyzes the use of maps in Turkish newspapers in order to evaluate their potential to contribute to the enhancement of geographic knowledge in society. This study reviewed the content of three Turkish newspapers published between January 2008 and August 2012. Only 835 maps were used in the newspapers during the study period, or an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Maps, Cartography, Newspapers
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Korson, Cadey; Kusek, Weronika – Journal of Geography, 2016
The benefits of a regional or thematic approach to the study and presentation of world geography have long been debated. The goal to not reimagine these debates or to promote one approach over another; the aim is to explore how world geography courses are currently being taught in American universities. By polling and sharing information about…
Descriptors: Thematic Approach, Teaching Methods, World Geography, Geographic Regions
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Hong, Jung Eun – Journal of Geography, 2016
This study identifies the skill requirements for geographic information system (GIS) positions, including GIS analysts, programmers/developers/engineers, specialists, and technicians, through a content analysis of 946 GIS job advertisements from 2007-2014. The results indicated that GIS job applicants need to possess high levels of GIS analysis…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Geographic Information Systems, Skill Analysis, Skill Development
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Shin, Euikyung E.; Milson, Andrew J.; Smith, Thomas J. – Journal of Geography, 2016
The spatial thinking skills and attitudes of geography majors were compared with those of future teachers majoring in elementary education and secondary social studies education. Scores were obtained for each group on two measures: the spatial skills test and the attitude toward spatial thinking inventory. Mean differences were examined based on…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Thinking Skills
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Albert, Donald; Strait, John; Fujimoto-Strait, Ava – Journal of Geography, 2016
Field experiences continue to be a hallmark of a geographer's education and, for that matter, reeducation, as we all strive to remain current in the real world. Academic geographers beginning their ascent towards tenure and promotion might consider augmenting their portfolios with materials emerging from field teaching and learning activities.
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Field Experience Programs, Field Studies
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Hildebrant, Barbara – Journal of Geography, 2016
Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography faced a number of hurdles that nearly derailed the course before it launched in 2000-2001. A dedicated cadre of geography professionals and high school teachers rose to the challenge and the course remains one of the fastest growing AP courses currently offered by College Board. Seventeen readers and leaders…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Advanced Placement Programs, Human Geography, Advanced Courses
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Bednarz, Sarah Witham – Journal of Geography, 2016
This article examines Advanced Placement Human Geography (AP HG) in the context of its place in efforts to reform geography education. It presents a critical analysis of the AP program and its curriculum, asserting that it represents "powerful knowledge" as conceptualized by Young. It concludes with a call for research in AP HG aligned…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Advanced Placement Programs, Human Geography, Educational Change
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Benton-Short, Lisa; Monk, Liliana – Journal of Geography, 2016
"Perspectives on Urban Geography" constitutes a major part of the AP Human Geography course outline. In this article, urban core revitalization and rising suburban poverty are considered as two challenges facing cities in developed countries; and industrialization and the growth of megacities as two challenges facing cities in developing…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Advanced Placement Programs, Human Geography, Urban Renewal
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Lanegran, David A.; Zeigler, Donald J. – Journal of Geography, 2016
Over the past fifteen years, AP Human Geography has grown in numbers and spread to almost every state. This article synopsizes the early history of the subject, summarizes the course and the exam, highlights positive impacts on the discipline of geography, and focuses on the following three issues: teachers who come to the course having majored in…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Advanced Placement Programs, Human Geography, Educational History
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Hall, Christopher; Johnston-Anumonwo, Ibipo – Journal of Geography, 2016
This article provides an overview of selected current concerns in cultural geography and the way it is taught. It includes coverage of cultural convergence and divergence, race and gender as culturally defined topics, and best teaching practices, including those related to analyzing controversial issues. Two important geographical models are laid…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Advanced Placement Programs, Human Geography, Race
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Moore, Jon; Hunt, Allison – Journal of Geography, 2016
Economic geographers have traditionally concerned themselves with the primary and secondary sectors of the economy. As the world becomes more service-oriented, however, as much attention must be paid to the service economy and the role of technology. This article focuses on deindustrialization and the rise of the contemporary service--and…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Advanced Placement Programs, Human Geography, Economics
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Moseley, William G.; Watson, Nancy H. – Journal of Geography, 2016
''Agriculture, Food, and Rural Land Use" constitutes a major part of the AP Human Geography course outline. This article explores challenging topics to teach, emerging research trends in agricultural geography, and sample teaching approaches for concretizing abstract topics. It addresses content identified as "essential knowledge"…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Advanced Placement Programs, Secondary Education
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Leib, Jonathan; Smothers-Marcello, Jody – Journal of Geography, 2016
Two trends have remade the field of political geography over the past quarter-century. First, a revision of taken-for-granted concepts that amounted to "spatial determinism." Second, pioneering many new and emerging concepts such as political ecology. Both trends are important contributions to the evolving section of the AP Human…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Advanced Placement Programs, Politics
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Lu, Max; Keller, Kenneth – Journal of Geography, 2016
A study of human geography begins with the human population. In fact, demographic topics frequently relate to other units in the AP Human Geography course. The three main concepts elaborated upon in this article are (1) the demographic transition model, (2) Malthusian theory and its critics, and (3) pronatalist and antinatalist policies that might…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Advanced Placement Programs, Secondary Education
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