The need for research in geography education: It would be nice to have some data

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Abstract

The field of geography education is sadly lacking in empirical data that might inform and underpin decisions about standard setting, curriculum design, materials development, teaching strategies, and assessment procedures. Large quantities of high-quality data are necessary if geography is to be successfully implemented in the American education system. This article advances four needs that, if met, would generate the data necessary to make the case for geography in America’s schools. We need a new attitude towards research, a series of baseline studies, a research agenda, and a research clearinghouse if we are to make a convincing case for geography in America’s schools.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-60
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Geography
Volume93
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

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  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Geography, Planning and Development

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