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Golightly, A.; Nieuwoudt, H. D.; Richter, B. W. – Journal of Geography, 2006
This article describes the results of a study of a concept model for optimizing contact time between the Geography educator and the student teacher within a learner-centered teaching paradigm. A quasi-experimental time series approach was used in order to change aspects of the model as the research progressed. Changes to the model were made on the…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Geography Instruction, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Korze, Ana Vovk – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2005
Recent political and economic developments in Slovenia, especially its accession to the European Union in 2004, have led to a significant reappraisal of the geography curriculum in higher education, and particularly those elements dealing with the teaching of soils. Physical geography, and especially soils geography, has long been an important…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Modules, Physical Geography, Geography Instruction
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Gersmehl, Phil – Journal of Geography, 1996
Compares formal education to a cart with the following focus wheels: preservice training, in-service training, curricular position, and teaching materials. Claims that productive and innovative effort in one area often is stifled by focusing on the lack of effort in other areas. (MJP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation
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Makowski, George J.; Strong, William R. – Journal of Geography, 1996
Shows that the experiment of the ancient Greek mathematician and geographer, Eratosthenes, can be replicated and used to teach geographic concepts. Eratosthenes calculated the most accurate ancient measurement of earth based on fundamental mathematics concepts and earth-sun relations. Includes instructions, illustrations, graphs, and historical…
Descriptors: Ancient History, Astronomy, Estimation (Mathematics), Geography
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Wilson, Kris; Weller, Kay E.; Cole, David B. – Journal of Geography, 1998
Interviews faculty who teach introductory geography education courses, and surveys preservice students in them, to determine if a course at the University of Northern Colorado meets the Colorado Geography Standards. Uses the results to design introductory courses that strengthen skill and content training. Assesses the success of these courses.…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Course Content, Educational Assessment, Geography Instruction
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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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Journal of Geography, 1992
Presents the National Council for Geographic Education statement on the geography component of preservice teacher education. Includes standards for all teachers, those of social studies, specific disciplines and methods courses within the social studies, elementary and early childhood teachers. Discusses increasing emphasis on geography in the…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary School Teachers, Geographic Concepts, Geography
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Walsh, Stephen J. – Journal of Geography, 1992
Presents the National Council for Geographic Education statement on the geography component of preservice teacher education. Includes standards for all teachers, those of social studies, specific disciplines and methods courses within the social studies, elementary and early childhood teachers. Discusses increasing emphasis on geography in the…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary School Teachers, Geographic Concepts, Geography
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Bednarz, Sarah W.; Bednarz, Robert S. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Maintains that improving preservice geography teacher education is difficult because few geography faculty understand the teacher education process and many education professors are not well-educated geographically. Discusses 13 recommendations to improve preservice geography teacher education. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography
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Petry, Anne K. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Maintains that, although geography is being revived in the K-12 curriculum, preservice teachers are not benefiting from the cooperative efforts of geography and education faculties. Argues that geography faculty have new reasons and new opportunities to collaborate with geography teacher education. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography
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Blackwell, Peggy J. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Focuses on the context and major efforts designed to reform teacher education in the nation's universities. Provides an overview of systems governing and impacting teacher education. Concludes with a discussion of general educational reform trends and leadership opportunities open to geographers. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Libbee, Michael – Journal of Geography, 1995
Asserts that teacher certification is complex, confusing, and important. Argues that the most effective way to change certification guidelines in order to require more geography for preservice teachers may be to change the problems certification guidelines are intended to solve. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Gregg, Madeleine; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1995
Describes a new five-semester program that provides preservice teachers with both knowledge and skills for using strategies and teaching methods associated with general and special education. Discusses the goal and strategies of the Multiple Abilities Program in relationship to geography preservice teacher education. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Differences, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
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Hardwick, Susan W. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Maintains that the content, skills, and perspectives specified for preservice teacher education in the National Geography Standards are essential for dissemination of the Standards to classrooms across the nation. Presents a model curriculum based on this approach. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Cole, David B. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Discusses a model program at the University of Northern Colorado for preparing secondary geography teachers. Asserts that the program's key feature is the presence of an outstanding secondary teacher in residence throughout the year who team-teaches the geography teaching methods course. (CFR)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development
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